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Document ID (ISN)62946
CIS number 94-1761
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cristofolini A., Bassetti D., Schallenberg G.
Title Zoonoses transmitted by ticks (tick-borne encephalitis and Lyme borreliosis): Preliminary results
Original title Le zoonosi trasmesse da zecche nei lavoratori forestali (tick-borne encephalitis e Lyme Borreliosis): Risultati preliminari [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Sep.-Oct. 1993, Vol.84, No.5, p.394-402. 35 ref.
Abstract To investigate the diffusion of infections transmitted by ticks (Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) and Lyme borreliosis) in forest workers, a serological investigation was carried out in the Province of Trento (Northern Italy) on the sera of 465 subjects at potential risk (foresters, hunters, woodcutters, gamekeepers). Antibodies for TBE virus were found in five subjects working in the same area, and antibodies for Borrelia burgdorferi were found in 15 subjects. All three clinical cases of TBE identified reported that they had been bitten by ticks in the same geographical area. The presence of specific antibodies for TBE virus was tested on the sera of animals grazing in several areas: four positive cases were observed in the same area as the human cases reported above.
Descriptors (primary) acarids; Lyme disease; epidemic encephalitis; infectious diseases; zoonoses
Descriptors (secondary) forestry; Italy; epidemiologic study; serological reactions; game propagation; exposure tests; frequency rates; immunology
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Animal hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)