A seroepidemiological survey, using an indirect immunofluorescence test against Coxiella burnetii (antigenic phase II), was carried out in Le6n province, north-western Spain.
A total of 406 serum samples was collected from people (from 15 to more than 65 years old) living in a rural environment during the winter and spring of 1994.
The overall prevalence was 40.6%, titres ranged from 1 : 80 to 1 : 640, and a titre of 1 : 80 was encountered among 60.6% of positive samples.
A significant higher prevalence was observed among males globally, as well as among those aged 15-44 and 45-64 years old ; however, no difference was encountered among males and females older than 64 years.
In the same way, a significant higher Q fever prevalence was observed among individuals having occupations related to agriculture and among those having close relationship with animals.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fièvre Q, Rickettsiose, Rickettsialose, Bactériose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Sérologie, Coxiella burnetii, Rickettsieae, Rickettsiaceae, Rickettsiales, Bactérie, Homme, Sexe, Age, Milieu rural, Agriculture, Espagne, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Q fever, Rickettsial infection, Rickettsialosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Epidemiology, Serology, Coxiella burnetii, Rickettsieae, Rickettsiaceae, Rickettsiales, Bacteria, Human, Sex, Age, Rural environment, Agriculture, Spain, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0434844
Code Inist : 002B05B02L8. Création : 10/04/1997.