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Volume 11, Number 7—July 2005

Leptospirosis in Germany, 1962–2003

Andreas Jansen*Comments to Author , Irene Schöneberg*, Christina Frank*, Katharina Alpers*, Thomas Schneider†, and Klaus Stark*
Author affiliations: *Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany; †Charité, Berlin, Germany

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Type of exposure for 102 confirmed cases of leptospirosis in Germany, 1997–2000

Type of exposure No. cases (%)
Occupational 31 (30)
Park ranger 2
Sewer worker 6
Veterinarian 1
Zoo director 1
Abattoir worker 3
Miner 1
Military 1
Waste management 1
Construction work 3
Farmer with livestock 5
Farmer without livestock 7
Recreational 31 (30)
Fishing 5
Swimming 6
Camping 1
Traveling 16
Canoeing 3
Accidental 3 (3)
Fall in water 2
Bite 1
Residential 37 (37)
Keeping animals as pets 11
Rats/mice around home 4
Mud/water around home 5
Working on private canal, ditch, pond 9
Living on farm 2
Gardening or yard work
Total 102 (100)

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