A survey of rodent-borne pathogens carried by wild Rattus spp. in Northern Vietnam.

@article{Koma2013ASO,
  title={A survey of rodent-borne pathogens carried by wild Rattus spp. in Northern Vietnam.},
  author={Takaaki Koma and Kumiko Yoshimatsu and Shumpei P. Yasuda and T. Li and Takako Amada and Kazufumi Shimizu and Rie Isozumi and Le Thi Quynh Mai and Nguyen Thuy Hoa and V K Nguyen and Tetsu Yamashiro and Futoshi Hasebe and Jiro Arikawa},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2013},
  volume={141 9},
  pages={1876-84}
}
To examine the prevalence of human pathogens carried by rats in urban areas in Hanoi and Hai Phong, Vietnam, we live-trapped 100 rats in January 2011 and screened them for a panel of bacteria and viruses. Antibodies against Leptospira interrogans (22·0%), Seoul virus (14·0%) and rat hepatitis E virus (23·0%) were detected in rats, but antibodies against Yersinia pestis were not detected. Antibodies against L. interrogans and Seoul virus were found only in adult rats. In contrast, antibodies to… CONTINUE READING