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oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Serological and cultural examination for human leptospirosis in Plateau State, Nigeria

Volume 37, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0008-9176

 

Abstract

In a serological examination of 710 serum samples collected from human volunteers in Plateau State, Nigeria, 128 (18.0 pc) had leptospiral antibody titres of 1: 100 and above. There was no statistical difference in the prevalence rate of leptospirosis in the different local government areas (p>0.05). Among the occupational groups examined, the abattoir workers were particularly at risk with a prevalence rate of 29.5pc. A leptospiral variant of strain Hardjoprajitno was also isolated from the midstream urine of an abattoir worker who was apparently healthy. The isolation of Leptospira interrogans serovar hardjo in man is the first such report in Nigeria.

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1991-01-01
2019-08-24

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