Risk Factors for Human Infection with Puumala Virus, Southwestern Germany
Anne Caroline Schwarz , Ulrich Ranft, Isolde Piechotowski, James E. Childs, and Stefan O. Brockmann
Author affiliations: Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany (A.C. Schwarz); Institut für umweltmedizinische Forschung, Düsseldorf, Germany (U. Ranft); Baden-Württemberg State Health Office, Stuttgart, Germany (I. Piechotowski, S.O. Brockmann); Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA (J.E. Childs)
Figure 1. A) Map of Germany showing location of Baden-Württemberg region (gray shading). B) Cumulative incidence (per 100,000 population) of nephropathia epidemica, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 2001–2007. Letters indicate major cities: F, Freiburg; H, Heilbronn; K, Karlsruhe; M, Mannheim; S, Stuttgart; U, Ulm. C) Percentage cover of beech forest.
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