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November 7, 1977

Leptospirosis in New England

JAMA. 1977;238(19):2027-2028. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03280200039014

Although rarely reported in humans in New England, leptospirosis is enzootic in western and central Massachusetts. Recently there were three cases of Leptospira interrogans, serotype var pomona, in Easthampton, Mass. Our study and others indicate a potential for waterborne epidemics in humans.

(JAMA 238:2027-2028, 1977)