Colonization and risk factors for Brachyspira aalborgi and Brachyspira pilosicoli in humans and dogs on tea estates in Assam, India

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Author(s)

  • M. A. MUNSHI
  • R. J. TRAUB
  • I. D. ROBERTSON
  • A. S. J. MIKOSZA
  • D. J. HAMPSON

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-144
Journal / PublicationEpidemiology and Infection
Volume132
Issue number1
Online published27 Jan 2004
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

The prevalence of colonization with the anaerobic intestinal spirochaetes Brachyspira aalborgi and Brachyspira pilosicoli was investigated in humans (n=316) and dogs (n=101) living on three tea estates in Assam, India. Colonization was detected using PCR on DNA from faeces. Nineteen (6%) human faecal samples contained B. aalborgi DNA, 80 (25·3%) contained B. pilosicoli DNA, and 10 (3·2%) contained DNA from both species. One canine sample contained DNA from B. pilosicoli. Significant factors for B. aalborgi colonization in logistic regression were: infection of family members with B. aalborgi (P<0·001), being a resident of Balipara (P=0·03), and use of water treatment (P=0·03). For B. pilosicoli, significant factors were: other family members being positive for B. pilosicoli (P<0·001), water obtained from a well (P=0·006), water treatment (P=0·03), and not having visited a doctor in the previous 12 months (P=0·03).

Citation Format(s)

Colonization and risk factors for Brachyspira aalborgi and Brachyspira pilosicoli in humans and dogs on tea estates in Assam, India. / MUNSHI, M. A.; TRAUB, R. J.; ROBERTSON, I. D.; MIKOSZA, A. S. J.; HAMPSON, D. J.

In: Epidemiology and Infection, Vol. 132, No. 1, 02.2004, p. 137-144.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review