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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 A1

Details of Q fever–affected dairy goat farms included in analysis of Coxiella burnetii seropositivity among pregnant woman, the Netherlands, 2007–2009*

Farm no.
No. goats in herd†
Date clinical Q fever detected
Month bulk tank milk found positive, 2009
PCR result, 2008
ELISA result, 2008
1 1,700 2006 Mar None NA NA
2 604 2006 Apr Nov + +
3 830 2006 Aug None + +
4 1,484 2007 Apr None + +
5 2,228 2007 Apr Nov + +
6 756 2008 Apr Nov + +
7 2,194 2008 Jul Dec + +
8 1,213 2009 Sep Nov +
9 905 None Nov + +
10 652 None Nov + +
11 1,013 None Nov + +
12 432 None Nov NA NA
13 1,065 None Nov
14 606 None Nov +
15 713 None Nov + +
16 1,271 None Nov + +
17 727 None Nov + +
18 2,653 None Nov
19 2,125 None Nov NA NA
20 1,182 None Dec + +

*NA, not available; +, positive; –, negative.
†November 2008 count of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.

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