Prevalence of and risk factors for serum antibodies against Leptospira serovars in US veterinarians.

@article{Whitney2009PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of and risk factors for serum antibodies against Leptospira serovars in US veterinarians.},
  author={Ellen A. Spotts Whitney and Elizabeth C. Ailes and Lee M. Myers and Jeremiah T. Saliki and Ruth L. Berkelman},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={234 7},
  pages={
          938-44
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the seroprevalence of antibodies against Leptospira serovars among veterinarians and identify risk factors for seropositivity in veterinary care settings. DESIGN Seroepidemiologic survey. STUDY POPULATION Veterinarians attending the 2006 AVMA Annual Convention. PROCEDURES Blood samples were collected from 511 veterinarians, and serum was harvested for a microcapsule agglutination test (MAT) to detect antibodies against 6 serovars of Leptospira. Aggregate data… CONTINUE READING

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