- Volume 31 Issue 2
Serological survey were conducted on the leptospiral antibody in domestic animals which were fed in the three rural village occurred human leptospirosis. Names of three villages are Shinnam-li, Shinjeop-li and Jinai-li which are located in near the northeastern part of Yeoju town in Kyunggi province. Total 66 serum samples were collected from the domestic animals in which 12 dairy cows, 10 Korean native cattle, 12 pigs and 32 dogs were included. Leptospiral antibody were detected with 4 different serovars of leptospira living antigens, such as Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae, L. pomona, L. canicola and L. tarassovi by microscopic agglutination test for each serum sample. The results are obtained as follow. 1. All 66 sera collected from the domestic animals at three villages showed negative reaction with 4 different serovars of leptospiral antigen. 2. Only one serum sample taken from a dairy cow in Shinjeop-li showed a weak positive reaction with Leptospira tarassovi. It is suggest that this positive case is not infected with L. tarassovi, but with vaccination. 3. It is indicated that all domestic animals which wen, fed in the villages occured human leptospirosis were not infected with above 4 different serovars of leptospira at least.
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