Leptospirosis in Zoo Workers Associated with Bears

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  • Bureau of Epidemiology, Center for Disease Control, Bureau of Communicable Diseases, Jefferson County Health Department, Atlanta, Georgia 30333
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Leptospirosis due to Leptospira interrogans serovar icterohaemorrhagiae was diagnosed in two zoo animal keepers. The implicated source of infection was bear cubs that had microscopic agglutination antibody titers to leptospires of the Icterohaemorrhagiae serogroup.