New Species Of Infectious Disease Found In Amazon, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Study
Published: Apr 04, 2008
ScienceDaily (Apr. 3, 2008) — While investigating the tropical disease leptospirosis in the Peruvian Amazon, an infectious disease specialist from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has uncovered new, emerging bacteria that may be responsible for up to 40 percent of cases of the disease. Patients with severe forms of leptospirosis have jaundice, renal failure and lung hemorrhage, with high fatality rates.