Rickettsial seroepidemiology among farm workers, Tianjin, People's Republic of China

Lijuan Zhang, Ailan Shan, Bobby Mathew, Jieying Yin, Xiuping Fu, Jingshan Zhang, Jie Lu, Jianguo Xu, J. Stephen Dumler

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Abstract

High seroprevalence rates for Anaplasma phagocytophilum (8.8%), Coxiella burnetii (6.4%), Bartonella henselae (9.6%), and Rickettsia typhi (4.1%) in 365 farm workers near Tianjin, People's Republic of China, suggest that human infections with these zoonotic bacteria are frequent and largely unrecognized. Demographic features of seropositive persons suggest distinct epidemiology, ecology, and risks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)938-940
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2008

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Zhang, L., Shan, A., Mathew, B., Yin, J., Fu, X., Zhang, J., Lu, J., Xu, J., & Dumler, J. S. (2008). Rickettsial seroepidemiology among farm workers, Tianjin, People's Republic of China. Emerging infectious diseases, 14(6), 938-940. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1406.071502