Seroepidemiologische untersuchungen disponierter personen auf ausgewählte kontaktzoonosen: Zoonosen, seroprävalenzen, risikofaktoren und präventivmaßnahmen

Translated title of the contribution: Zoonoses, seroepidemiological examination of different persons for selected contact zoonoses: Seroprevalences, risk factors and preventive measures

Armin Deutz, Klemens Fuchs, Herbert Auer, Walter Schuller, Norbert Nowotny, Ursula Kerbl, Horst Aspöck, Josef Köfer

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Seroprevalences, risk factors and preventive measures are discussed on the basis of three seroepidemiological studies on the prevalence of antibodies against zoonoses of different persons (in farmers, veterinarians, slaughter-house staff and hunters). A total of 635 volunteers (including a control group of 50 persons) from the above occupational groups were examined for the presence of antibodies to 25 zoonotic pathogens. Examples of zoonoses transmitted through animal handling are presented in the present work. Seroprevalences in the occupational groups examined were clearly higher than those obtained for the control group. Farmers, veterinarians, slaughterhouse staff and hunters must thus be considered as occupational groups that are predisposed to zoonoses.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002



  • Farmers
  • Hunters
  • Preventive measures
  • Risk factors
  • Seroprevalences
  • Slaughterhouse staff
  • Veterinarians
  • Zoonoses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science

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