The occurrence of leptospirosis in Iran.


The author examined 2,448 human and 541 domestic animal sera from Iran serologically for leptospira antibodies. Human sera revealed a 3.3% positivity rate in titer levels of 1:100 and higher, namely with the serovare of the serogroups Australis 2.3%, Sejroe 0.8%, Grippotyphosa 0.2%, Icterohaemorrhagiae 0.1%, Canicola 0.1%, Autumnalis 0.4% and Javanica 0.04… (More)