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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Abstract

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.

Translated title of the contributionSerological examination on zoonoses in veterinarians. Part III: Prevalence of antibodies to viral zoonoses and prophylaxis
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)211-219
Number of pages9
JournalWiener Tierarztliche Monatsschrift
Volume84
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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