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    Leptospirosis in urban wild boars, Berlin, Germany (2007)

    Art
    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Autoren
    Jansen, Andreas
    Luge, Enno
    Guerra, Beatriz
    Wittschen, Petra
    Gruber, Achim D (WE 12)
    Loddenkemper, Christoph
    Schneider, Thomas
    Lierz, Michael
    Ehlert, Derk
    Appel, Bernd
    Stark, Klaus
    Nöckler, Karsten
    Quelle
    Emerging infectious diseases; 13(5) — S. 739–742
    ISSN: 1080-6040
    Sprache
    Englisch
    Verweise
    Pubmed: 17553254
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    We found antibodies to leptospires in 25 (18%) of 141 wild boars from Berlin (95% confidence interval 12-25). Seropositivity was associated with chronic interstitial nephritis (odds ratio 10.5; p=0.01), and leptospires were detected in kidney tissues. Wild boars represent a potential source for human leptospirosis in urban environments.