Risk factors for leptospirosis in abattoir workers in New Zealand

by IDReC

A new publication by IDReC researchers and co-authors is now available online at International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

The study showed that wearing personal protective equipment did not protect against infection. The authors concluded “There is substantial risk of exposure to leptospires in sheep and deer abattoirs in New Zealand and a persisting, but lower risk, in beef abattoirs. Interventions, such as animal vaccination, appear necessary to control leptospirosis as an occupational disease in New Zealand”. To read the article click here

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