Freezing workers have 5 to 30 per cent seroprevalence for leptospirosis, study

+Clinical
In print

Freezing workers have 5 to 30 per cent seroprevalence for leptospirosis, study

Ballpoint pen

David McBride

Cold Storage in the Slaughterhouse
Occupational leptospirosis is acquired through direct or indirect contact with animal urines

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

New Zealand is a highly agricultural economy, and occupational exposure to farm animals – including during processing – presents a significant risk of potentially fatal leptospirosis 

Pathogenic leptospires have a persistent mammalian habitat in the renal proximal convoluted tubule; thus, exposure to animal urine is a key, Key points