Seroprevalence study of Francisella tularensis among hunters in Germany.

  title={Seroprevalence study of Francisella tularensis among hunters in Germany.},
  author={Andrea Jenzora and Andreas Jansen and Heidrun Ranisch and Michael Lierz and Ole Wichmann and Roland Grunow},
  journal={FEMS immunology and medical microbiology},
  volume={53 2},
In 2005 and 2006, Francisella tularensis unexpectedly reemerged in western Germany, when several semi-free-living marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) in a research facility died from tularemia and a group of hare hunters became infected. It is believed that hunters may have an elevated risk to be exposed to zoonotic pathogens, including F. tularensis. A previous cross-sectional study of the German population (n=6883) revealed a prevalence of 0.2%. Here, we investigated 286 sera from individuals… CONTINUE READING

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