Funding for this research was provided by:
Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR-17-CE35-0006-01)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-11-06
Received: 4 April 2019
Accepted: 25 October 2019
First Online: 6 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study protocol was approved by Cayenne General Hospital authorities according to French ethical rules. The leptospirosis and BU database was declared to the Commission National Informatique et Libertés; numbers CNIL NO 2068308 and CNIL NO 3X#02254258 respectively following the requirements imposed by the French law. The database was anonymized and excluded from variables that facilitates identification of the patients. The leptospirosis and BU cases received appropriate treatment as per the French laws in public health.
: This work has been read and approved by all authors who have contributed to it. All authors agree for its submission in International Journal of Health Geographics.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.