Serologische Untersuchung von Tierärzten auf Zoonosen. 3. Mitteilung: Seroprävalenz gegenüber viralen Zoonosen und prophylaktische Maßnahmen

Translated title of the contribution: Serological examination on zoonoses in veterinarians. Part III: Prevalence of antibodies to viral zoonoses and prophylaxis

A. Deutz, K. Fuchs, N. Nowotny, W. Schuller

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In this third report on a seroepidemiological study, carried out on 137 veterinarians from Styria, the prevalence of antibodies to viral zoonoses is presented. The following prevalences have been determined: parainfluenza virus type 3:95.6 %, respiratory syncytial virus: 59.9 %, influenza A virus H1N1: 8.8%, encephalomyocarditis virus: 5.1%, equine rhinovirus serotype 1: 4.4%; no antibodies have been identified for hantavirus, serotype Puumala, Borna disease virus, and bovine viral diarrhea virus. A statistically significant correlation was found for veterinarians working as swine practitioners and the presence of antibodies to influenza A virus H1N1. In order to minimize the risk for veterinarians, animal owners, and consumers of animal products to acquire zoonotic infections preventive measures are discussed.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)211-219
Number of pages9
JournalWiener Tierarztliche Monatsschrift
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1997



  • Epidemiology
  • Prophylaxis
  • Serology
  • Styria
  • Veterinarians
  • Viral zoonoses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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