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Eur J Epidemiol. 1994 Jun;10(3):349-51.

Risk of infections transmitted by arthropods and rodents in forestry workers.

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State Occupational Health Service, The Hague, The Netherlands.


One hundred and fifty-one forestry workers and 151 matched office clerks were compared as to the presence of antibodies against Borelia burgdorferi, tick-borne encephalitis virus, Puumalavirus and lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus. Their occupational risks of being infected by Borrelia was fourfold and significant, by Puumalavirus and lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus was increased but not significant. No seropositivity has been established against tick-borne encephalitis virus.

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