IDReC researchers awarded more than $1m in HRC funding to reduce burden of leptospirosis

A study led by IODReCs Associate Professor Jackie Benschop has been awarded $1,199,841 from the latest Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) funding round to undertake a nationwide case-control study of the disease leptospirosis.

The three-year study will attempt to address gaps in leptospirosis knowledge that will inform control strategies by identifying risk factors, sources and pathways for human infection. The study will recruit incident cases, including patients from GP practices, hospitals and recruited through Medical Officers of Health.

Further details of the study and its implications can be assessed at

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