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  1. Prevalence of antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi in forestry workers of Ile de France, France.

    Article - En anglais

    A cross-sectional sero-epidemiological study was conducted on forestry workers, a high risk population for Lyme borreliosis.

    The prevalence of seropositive forestry workers (indirect immuno fluorescence assay) is 15.2% (n=211).

    Almost 70% of participants reported a history of tick bite.

    Among districts, high seroprevalences were observed in Fontainebleau and Rambouillet ; two sites of high risk for Lyme borreliosis.

    However, clinical prevalence of the disease is very low.

    During the investigation no active Lyme borreliosis was observed.

    Thus, asymptomatic infection predominates.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Borréliose, Spirochétose, Bactériose, Infection, Borrelia burgdorferi, Spirochaetaceae, Spirochaetales, Bactérie, Anticorps, Activité professionnelle, Forêt, Travailleur, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Homme, France, Europe, Sérologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Borrelia infection, Spirachaetosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Borrelia burgdorferi, Spirochaetaceae, Spirochaetales, Bacteria, Antibody, Professional activity, Forests, Worker, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Human, France, Europe, Serology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0129228

    Code Inist : 002B05B02L6. Création : 22/06/1998.