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Spirochaetes and sunshine: leptospirosis in the aftermath of the Queensland floods

Hugh Wright, Katie Goot and Benjamin Rogers
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (8): 500-502. || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10046
Published online: 7 May 2012

To the Editor: Extensive rainfall in Queensland from December 2010 to January 2011 led to much of the state being declared a disaster zone. We report on a cluster of patients requiring hospitalisation with an acute febrile illness after exposure to floodwater in Central Queensland.

  • Hugh Wright1
  • Katie Goot2
  • Benjamin Rogers3

  • 1 Infectious Diseases Unit, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 2 Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and Queensland Health, Theodore, QLD.
  • 3 University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, Brisbane, QLD.


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