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Document ID (ISN)47212
CIS number 86-2024
ISSN - Serial title 0025-729X - Medical Journal of Australia
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Skilbeck H.W., Miller G.T., Hodgen A.N., Stuckey M.S.
Title A serological survey of leptospirosis in Gippsland dairy farmers; Leptospirosis in Western Australia, 1983-1984
Bibliographic information 26 May 1986, Vol.144, No.11, p.565-569. 16 ref.
Abstract Article 1 reports on the results of serological testing of 1074 farmers and dairy workers without clinical symptoms of leptospirosis. High rates of positive serological reactions were noted against certain Leptospira interrogans serogroups (particularly, against serovar Hebdomadis). The milking of dairy cows was a major risk factor in the development of positive reactions. Article 2 reports on the presence of leptospiral antibodies (with or without attending clinical symptoms) among farmers and meatworkers in the State of Western Australia.
Descriptors (primary) livestock rearing; Australia; zoonoses; dairy industry; milking; agriculture; meat industry; leptospirosis
Descriptors (secondary) Western Australia; serological reactions; infectious diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Livestock rearing
Food industry