Ticks bite in foresters

Livio, M.; Mobilia, A.; Abbate, S.; Saffioti, G.; Nicolosi, L.; Isaia, S.; Calabrese, C.; Graceffa, C.

Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro Ed Ergonomia 29(3 Suppl): 811-812


ISSN/ISBN: 1592-7830
PMID: 18409975
Document Number: 15703
The objective of the study is evalutation of the risk for ticks strings on foresters. The sample constituted by 325 foresters belong to Messina province as been submitted to medical examination venous tests. Whole sample had to answer to a questionnaire to consider. The prevalence of systemic and skin reactions and we have dose Immunoglobulines versus Brucella Melitensis, Rickettsie Conorii e Borrelia Burgdorferi. The results showed that the 19% has declared past stings of tick, and 4.9% reported symptoms probably deriving to a past infections determined by inquired microorganisms. The serum tests showed that 70% was positive for all microorganisms, instead only 31%. Was never infected by inquired microorganisms. In conclusion our study shows that zoonos is risk linked to stings of tick is relatively high in foresters.

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Ticks bite in foresters