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- Chrzastek, Klaudia, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Vector borne and zoonotic diseases 2017 v.17 no.7 pp. 475-477
- Mycoplasma pulmonis; animal pathogens; antibodies; direct contact; enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; humans; immunoglobulin G; pets; polymerase chain reaction; rats; screening; seroprevalence; technicians; veterinarians
- ... Mycoplasma pulmonis is a naturally occurring respiratory pathogen in rodents. To date, this pathogen was not isolated from humans. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and seropositivity to M. pulmonis in humans who have had direct contact with rats. Moreover, the prevalence of M. pulmonis in pet and laboratory rats was assessed. Overall, 131 and 235 oropharyngeal swab samples were collecte ...