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New trends in human and animal leptospirosis in Croatia, 2009 – 2014

Habuš, Josipa; Peršić, Zdenka; Špičić, Silvio; Vince, Silvijo; Štritof, Zrinka; Milas, Zoran; Cvetnić, Željko; Perharić, Matko; Turk, Nenad
New trends in human and animal leptospirosis in Croatia, 2009 – 2014 // Acta tropica, 168 (2017), 1-8 doi:10.1016/j.actatropica.2017.01.002 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

New trends in human and animal leptospirosis in Croatia, 2009 – 2014

Habuš, Josipa ; Peršić, Zdenka ; Špičić, Silvio ; Vince, Silvijo ; Štritof, Zrinka ; Milas, Zoran ; Cvetnić, Željko ; Perharić, Matko ; Turk, Nenad

Acta tropica (0001-706X) 168 (2017); 1-8

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Leptospira ; leptospirosis ; seroprevalence ; laboratory surveillance ; zoonoses

Leptospirosis is a geographically widespread and globally underestimated zoonosis that affects humans and variety of animals. To identify trends and possible risk factors, joined medical and veterinary teams investigated epidemiology and epizootiology of leptospirosis in Croatia. Retrospective analysis of data obtained from referent diagnostic laboratories included a total of 1917 human and 123964 animal sera tested in the period from 2009 to 2014. We found high human leptospirosis average incidence rate of 1.53/100000 with clear predominance of male patients older than 40 years (sex ratio M/F:3.2 ; median age 51±15.1 years). Statistical analysis revealed seasonal and annual variations of incidence in humans that were primarily associated with favourable weather conditions (temperature 10-19, 9°C and precipitation above 100mm/m2). Majority of infections in humans were caused by serogroups Sejroe, Australis and Icterohaemorrhagiae. Notable variations in seroprevalence and changing trends in prevailing serogroups were recorded in most of the domestic animals and during the entire period of investigation. All of the observed findings underline leptospirosis as a significant human and veterinary public health threat and emphasize the importance of continuous multidisciplinary surveillance. We also argue that only input from both professions improves our overall knowledge on leptospirosis and leads to better and more efficient prevention and control strategies.

Izvorni jezik

Znanstvena područja
Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita, Veterinarska medicina


Hrvatski veterinarski institut, Zagreb,
Veterinarski fakultet, Zagreb,
Nastavni zavod za javno zdravstvo "Dr. Andrija Štampar"

Časopis indeksira:

  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus

Uključenost u ostale bibliografske baze podataka:

  • BIOSIS Previews (Biological Abstracts)
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Ecology Abstracts
  • EMBASE (Excerpta Medica)