Serological and epidemiological analysis of the prevalence of Bartonella spp. antibodies in Swedish elite orienteers 1992-93.

@article{McGill2001SerologicalAE,
  title={Serological and epidemiological analysis of the prevalence of Bartonella spp. antibodies in Swedish elite orienteers 1992-93.},
  author={Svena L. McGill and Lars Wessl{\'e}n and Eva Hjelm and Martin Holmberg and Christer Rolf and G{\"o}ran Friman},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2001},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={423-8}
}
The emergence of the popular, physically demanding and highly nature-interactive sport of orienteering was marked in Sweden by an elevated rate of sudden unexpected cardiac deaths in young competitors during the years 1979-92, with a common underlying cause or causes suspected. Subsequently, sera were collected during 1992-93 from the elite segment of orienteers holding a nationally ranked position, and a survey compiling various epidemiological data was performed. In this study, a total of… CONTINUE READING