Proximity to Goat Farms and Coxiella burnetii Seroprevalence among Pregnant Women
Wim van der Hoek , Jamie C.E. Meekelenkamp, Frederika Dijkstra, Daan W. Notermans, Ben Bom, Piet Vellema, Ariene Rietveld, Yvonne T.H.P. van Duynhoven, and Alexander C.A.P. Leenders
Author affiliations: National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands (W. van der Hoek, F. Dijkstra, D.W. Notermans, B. Bom, Y.T.H.P. van Duynhoven); Jeroen Bosch Hospital, ’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands (J.C.E. Meekelenkamp, A.C.A.P. Leenders); Animal Health Service, Deventer, the Netherlands (P. Vellema); Municipal Health Service “Hart voor Brabant,” ’s-Hertogenbosch (A. Rietveld)
Figure 1. Location of the 10 municipalities studied in southern area of the Netherlands, 2007–2009, with residence and serologic results for 2,004 pregnant women, sites of small ruminant farms with infected animals, and address density. Three of the 20 farms included in the analysis are not visible.
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