Seroepidemiologic study of three zoonoses (Leptospirosis, Q fever, and tularemia) among trappers in Quebec, Canada

B. Levesque, G. De Serres, Robert Higgins, M. A. D'Halewyn, H. Artsob, J. Grondin, M. Major, M. Garvie, B. Duval

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Abstract

This study was undertaken to evaluate the prevalence of antibodies against Francisella tularensis, Coxiella burnetii, and certain serovars of Leptospira interrogans among trappers in Quebec, Canada. Muskrat trapping was identified as a risk factor for F. tularensis infection, whereas having a cat at home apparently protected trappers against infectron by L. interrogans. High percentages of control sera were positive for antibodies against C. burnetii (15%) and L. interrogans (5%), most frequently serovar bratislava. This is the first report of human infection by serovar bratislava in North America.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)496-498
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology
Volume2
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Leptospira interrogans
Tularemia
Q Fever
Leptospirosis
Quebec
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Zoonoses
Coxiella burnetii
Canada
Antibodies
Francisella tularensis
Arvicolinae
North America
Cats
Infection
Serum
Serogroup

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  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Microbiology (medical)

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Seroepidemiologic study of three zoonoses (Leptospirosis, Q fever, and tularemia) among trappers in Quebec, Canada. / Levesque, B.; De Serres, G.; Higgins, Robert; D'Halewyn, M. A.; Artsob, H.; Grondin, J.; Major, M.; Garvie, M.; Duval, B.

In: Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology, Vol. 2, No. 4, 01.01.1995, p. 496-498.

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Levesque, B, De Serres, G, Higgins, R, D'Halewyn, MA, Artsob, H, Grondin, J, Major, M, Garvie, M & Duval, B 1995, 'Seroepidemiologic study of three zoonoses (Leptospirosis, Q fever, and tularemia) among trappers in Quebec, Canada', Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 496-498.
Levesque, B. ; De Serres, G. ; Higgins, Robert ; D'Halewyn, M. A. ; Artsob, H. ; Grondin, J. ; Major, M. ; Garvie, M. ; Duval, B. / Seroepidemiologic study of three zoonoses (Leptospirosis, Q fever, and tularemia) among trappers in Quebec, Canada. In: Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology. 1995 ; Vol. 2, No. 4. pp. 496-498.
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