One hundred and fifty-one forestry workers and 151 matched office clerks were compared as to the presence of antibodies against Borelia burgdorferi, tick-borne encephalitis virus, Puumalavirus and lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus. Their occupational risks of being infected by Borrelia was fourfold and significant, by Puumalavirus and lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus was increased but not significant. No seropositivity has been established against tick-borne encephalitis virus.

*Forestry, Animals, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay, Hantavirus Infections/immunology/transmission/veterinary, Human, Lyme Disease/immunology/transmission, Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis/immunology/transmission/veterinary, Netherlands, Occupational Diseases/*epidemiology/*etiology/immunology, Risk, Rodent Diseases/transmission, Rodentia/*microbiology, Seroepidemiologic Studies, Tick-Borne Diseases/*epidemiology/immunology
dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01719362, hdl.handle.net/1765/3507
European Journal of Epidemiology
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Moll van Charante, A.W, Groen, J, & Osterhaus, A.D.M.E. (1994). Risk of infections transmitted by arthropods and rodents in forestry workers. European Journal of Epidemiology, 10(3), 349–351. doi:10.1007/BF01719362