Bartonella spp. seroprevalence in healthy Swedish blood donors
2005 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, ISSN 0036-5548, Vol. 37, no 10, 723-730 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Serum samples were collected from healthy blood donors in 5 regions in Sweden in 1999, i.e. from the local Blood Centres (collecting facilities) in Boden, Jönköping, Lund, Skövde, and Uppsala. In total, 498 serum samples (63% males, 37% females) were received and tested by immunofluorescence assay for antibodies against B. elizabethae, B. grahamii, B. henselae (Houston-1), B. henselae (Marseille), B. quintana, and B. vinsonii subsp. vinsonii. An overall Bartonella spp. seroprevalence of 16.1% was found, with a predominance of immunoreactivity to B. elizabethae, at 14.1%; B. grahamii, 2.6%; B. henselae (Houston-1), 1.2%; B. henselae (Marseille), 1.8%; B. quintana, 0.2%; and B. vinsonii subsp. vinsonii, 0.0%. Univariate and multivariate analyses of epidemiological and demographical information revealed an increased rate of B. elizabethae seropositivity in blood donors working outdoors, being out in the wild a minimum of once a week, hunting moose, having cat contact, and travelling to Eastern Europe. Living in the southern region of Sweden (Lund area) was associated with decreased seropositivity to B. elizabethae.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 37, no 10, 723-730 p.
Animals, Antibodies; Bacterial/*blood, Bartonella/classification/*immunology, Bartonella Infections/*epidemiology/immunology, Bartonella henselae/immunology, Blood Donors, Cats, Cattle, Cricetinae, Dogs, Female, Humans, Male, Research Support; Non-U.S. Gov't, Risk Factors, Seroepidemiologic Studies, Sweden/epidemiology
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-75484DOI: 10.1080/00365540510012152PubMedID: 16191889OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-75484DiVA: diva2:103395