Seroprevalence and distribution of leptospirosis serovars among wet market workers in northeastern, Malaysia: a cross sectional study

@article{Rahman2018SeroprevalenceAD,
  title={Seroprevalence and distribution of leptospirosis serovars among wet market workers in northeastern, Malaysia: a cross sectional study},
  author={Mas Harithulfadhli Agus Ab Rahman and Suhaily Mohd Hairon and Rukman Awang Hamat and Tengku Zetty Maztura Tengku Jamaluddin and Mohd Nazri Shafei and Norazlin Idris and Malina Osman and Surianti Sukeri and Zainudin Abdul Wahab and Wan Mohd Zahiruddin bin Wan Mohammad and Zawaha Idris and Aziah Daud},
  journal={BMC Infectious Diseases},
  year={2018},
  volume={18}
}
BackgroundLeptospirosis is a zoonotic disease associated with occupations which exposed workers to environments contaminated with urine of infected animals. The objective of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of leptospirosis among wet market workers in Kelantan.MethodsA cross sectional study was conducted in two main wet markets in Kelantan and 232 wet market workers were randomly selected. Blood samples were analysed for microscopic agglutination test (MAT) against 20 live… 
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