Serologisch onderzoek bij dierenartsen in nederland op het vóórkomen van antistoffen tegen Coxiella burnetii en Brucella abortus.

Translated title of the contribution: Serological study of the presence of antibodies against Coxiella burnetti and Brucella abortus in veterinarians in the Netherlands

J. H. Richardus*, A. Donkers, G.J.P. Schaap, J. P. Akkermans

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Abstract

Two hundred and twenty-two large animal practitioners in the Netherlands were studied serologically for the presence of antibodies to Coxiella burnetii (Q-fever) and Brucella abortus. Eighty-four percent showed antibodies to Coxiella burnetii, which were equally distributed over all age-groups. For blood donors the proportion in men was 31 per cent and 14 per cent in women, also equally distributed over all age-groups. In the case of Brucella abortus, the number of veterinarians showing antibodies in creased with age from 6 to 69 per cent. The conclusion that Q-fever is enzootic in the Netherlands would appear to be justified. This is contrary to the view that was previously accepted.

Translated title of the contributionSerological study of the presence of antibodies against Coxiella burnetti and Brucella abortus in veterinarians in the Netherlands
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)612-615
Number of pages4
JournalTijdschrift voor Diergeneeskunde
Volume109
Issue number15-16
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 1984

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