Geneviene Andre-Fontaine

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The coypu (Myocastor coypus), a rodent whose natural habitat is stagnant freshwater, has become a widespread pest in France within the last decade. This study investigated the prevalence of seropositivity and the renal carriage of leptospires in coypus in order to evaluate their role in terms of the risk of infection by Leptospira interrogans in domestic(More)
Argentin 1 1.2 X Australin 1 1.2 0.2 Barbados 17 12 23.6 Brazil 10 18 0.8 France 24 2 X Guadeloupe/Martiniq 12 3.9 13.7 Netherland 5 23 4.9 New 8 77.4 2.6 Russian 2 1.05 X US 1 4.3 1.5 But what means « leptospirosis » ? Leptospirosis is induced by pathogenic Spirochaetales, belonging to the genus Leptospira. Now this genus is divided in several(More)
A serological survey was performed with M.A.T. on the maintenance staff of water ways and public works and lock keepers to study the occupational hazards of leptospirosis. The target population was 58 professional people, 40 working on French rivers and 18 on a channel in the same western area of France. When we compared serological tests between these two(More)
Leptospirosis is a common infection in domestic animals. The microscopic agglutination test (MAT) is used for serological diagnosis. From 1988 to 2007, the Leptospira Medical and Molecular Bacteriology Laboratory at the Nantes National College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering used the MAT to test serum samples from more than 40,000(More)
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