Nephropathia Epidemica in Metropolitan Area, Germany
Sandra S. Essbauer*, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit†‡, Ernst L. Madeja§, Wolfgang Wegener§, Robert Friedrich†, Rasa Petraityte¶, Kestutis Sasnauskas¶, Jens Jacob#, Judith Koch**, Gerhard Dobler*, Franz J. Conraths†, Martin Pfeffer*, Christian Pitra††, and Rainer G. Ulrich†
Author affiliations: *Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, Munich, Germany; †Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Wusterhausen, Germany; ‡Frankfurt University Medical School, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; §City Health Office of Cologne, Cologne, Germany; ¶Institute of Biotechnology, Vilnius, Lithuania; #Federal Biological Research Centre Institute for Agriculture and Forestry, Münster, Germany; **Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany; ††Institute for Zoo Biology and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany;
Figure. City of Cologne, showing its corridor of wooded public parks (shaded area) and the location of the exposure sites in the Stadtwald stadium area: 1, Cologne cathedral; 2, Stadtwald; 3, RheinEnergie Stadium; 4, university; 5, trade fair; 6, airport.
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