The relationship between socioeconomic indices and potentially zoonotic pathogens carried by wild Norway rats: a survey in Rhône, France (2010–2012)

@inproceedings{Ayral2015TheRB,
  title={The relationship between socioeconomic indices and potentially zoonotic pathogens carried by wild Norway rats: a survey in Rh{\^o}ne, France (2010–2012)},
  author={Florence C. Ayral and Jean Artois and A.-L. ZILBER and Frederik Wid{\'e}n and K. C. POUNDER and Dominique Aubert and Dominique J. Bicout and Marc Artois},
  booktitle={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2015}
}
Leptospira interrogans, hantaviruses (particularly Seoul virus), hepatitis E virus (HEV), and Toxoplasma gondii are rat-associated zoonoses that are responsible for human morbidity and mortality worldwide. This study aimed to describe the infection patterns of these four pathogens in wild rats (Rattus norvegicus) across socioeconomic levels in neighbourhoods in Lyon, France. The infection or exposure status was determined using polymerase chain reaction or serology for 178 wild rats captured in… CONTINUE READING
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