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Relation of rainfall pattern and epidemic leptospirosis in the Indian state of Kerala
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    • Aravindan KP, Professor of pathology
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      • Pappachan MJ, Sheela mathew

    Dear Editor,

    Jayan Mannath in his e-letter raises certain important issues regarding the epidemiological features of leptospirosis in the context of our study. Epidemic leptospirosis in Kerala is indeed a disease of the lower income groups. Only 5% of patients belonged to the affluent class. 26% were middle income and 69% low income. Agricultural labourers accounted for only 6% of patients and occupational risk f...

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    Is Leptospirosis in Indian state of Kerala a disease of low socioeconomic group?

    Dear Editor,

    Your work has been of great epidemiological importanace on a major health problem in Kerala [1], which accounts for a massive use of health resources and mortality during the epidemic. Even though Leptospirosis is a world wide zoonosis, the western countries show a pattern of transmission related to occupation, exposure to domestic animals and recreational water activities [2].

    The disease tr...

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