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Volume 13, Number 5—May 2007

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Leptospirosis in Urban Wild Boars, Berlin, Germany

Andreas Jansen*Comments to Author , Enno Luge†, Beatriz Guerra†, Petra Wittschen‡, Achim D. Gruber‡, Christoph Loddenkemper§, Thomas Schneider§, Michael Lierz‡, Derk Ehlert¶, Bernd Appel†, Klaus Stark*, and Karsten Nöckler†
Author affiliations: *Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany; †Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Berlin, Germany; ‡Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany; §Charité, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany; ¶Senate Department of Urban Development, Berlin, Germany;

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Table 1

Characteristics and titers of antibodies to leptospires of 25 seropositive wild boars, Berlin, fall/winter, 2005–06

Boar characteristics Leptospira spp. serovar*
Sex†
Age, y‡
Place of death§
Australis
Autumnalis
Bratislava
Copenhageni
Grippotyphosa
Pomona
Pyrogenes
M
Adult
1


100



100
M
Adult
1


100




F
Adult
1


100



100
M
Adult
1

100
800
200
200
800

M
Yearling
1


200

100
100

M
Adult
1


200


200

M
Yearling
1


200

100
400

F
Yearling
1


100


100

M
Shoat
1





400

M
Adult
2





100

F
Shoat
2





100

F
Yearling
3


100




F
Adult
3





200

F
Yearling
3




100


F
Yearling
3


100

100
400

F
Adult
3






100
F
Adult
3
100

100



100
M
Yearling
3





400

NK
Yearling
4


100




F
Shoat
4






100
F
Adult
5


100




M
Shoat
6


100



100
F
Shoat
7
400






F
Shoat
7





800

M Adult 7 –- –- 100

*Microscopic agglutination test panel included Leptospira interrogans serovars Australis, Autumnalis, Bataviae, Bratislava, Copenhageni, Hardjo, Icterohaemorrhagiae, Pomona, and Pyrogenes; Leptospira borgpetersenii serovar Tarassovi; and Leptospira kirschneri serovar Grippotyphosa. A titer of
≥100 or above was considered positive. The highest titers are shown.
†NK, not known.
‡Shoat, <1 y; yearling, 1–2 y; adult >2 y.
§Numbers correspond to areas shown in Figure 1.

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