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Volume 17, Number 12—December 2011

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Proximity to Goat Farms and Coxiella burnetii Seroprevalence among Pregnant Women

Wim van der HoekComments to Author , 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)

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Table 1

Antibodies to Coxiella burnetii in pregnant women in 10 municipalities in Noord-Brabant Province, the Netherlands, June 2007–May 2009

Municipality Total population No. pregnant women tested Serologic profile, no. (%) women
IgG II titer >64 Possible recent infection*
Lith 6,667 42 9 (21.4) 4 (9.5)
Oss 77,097 702 57 (8.1) 22 (3.1)
Maasdonk 11,260 38 5 (13.2) 0
Bernheze 29,615 291 30 (10.3) 15 (5.2)
Landerd 14,805 72 6 (8.3) 4 (5.6)
Uden 40,360 380 32 (8.4) 8 (2.1)
Veghel 37,125 355 37 (10.4) 6 (1.7)
Boekel 9,692 84 5 (6.0) 0
Schijndel 22,889 18 0 0
Sint-Oedenrode 17,427 22 0 0
Total 266,937 2,004 181 (9.0) 59 (2.9)

*IgM titer to phase II antigen >64 combined with either an IgG II or IgM I titer >64.

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