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Journal of Pathogens
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 408604, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.4061/2011/408604
Research Article

Leptospirosis Prevalence in a Population of Yucatan, Mexico

1Coordinación de Vigilancia Epidemiológica y Apoyo en Contingencias, IMSS, México, DF, Mexico
2Unidad de Medicina Experimental, Facultad de Medicina, UNAM, Mexico

Received 16 June 2011; Accepted 22 August 2011

Academic Editor: Mariela A. Segura

Copyright © 2011 Navarrete Espinosa Joel et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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