Risk factors for leptospirosis in France were investigated to improve the vaccination program for this disease. Data from 90 hospitalized case patients and 169 matched control subjects were analyzed in a case-control study. Skin lesions, canoeing, contact with wild rodents, and country residence were independently associated with leptospirosis, emphasizing that leisure activity is a risk factor for this illness.
Auteur : Nardone A, Capek I, Baranton G, Campese C, Postic D, Vaillant V, Lienard M, Desenclos JC
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2004, vol. 39, n°. 5, p. 751-3