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Leptospirosis in urban wild boars, Berlin, Germany

Leptospirosis in urban wild boars, Berlin, Germany

Emerging Infectious Diseases 13(5): 739-742

We found antibodies to leptospires in 25 (18%) of 141 wild boars from Berlin (95% confidence interval 12-25). Seropositivity was associated with chronic interstitial nephritis (odds ratio 10.5; p = 0.01), and leptospires were detected in kidney tissues. Wild boars represent a potential source for human leptospirosis in urban environments.

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DOI: 10.3201/eid1305.061302

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