Reduction of Coxiella burnetii Prevalence by Vaccination of Goats and Sheep, the Netherlands
Lenny Hogerwerf , René van den Brom, Hendrik I.J. Roest, Annemarie Bouma, Piet Vellema, Maarten Pieterse, Daan Dercksen, and Mirjam Nielen
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands (L. Hogerwerf, A. Bouma, M. Pieterse, M. Nielen); Animal Health Service, Deventer, the Netherlands (R. van den Brom, P. Vellema, D. Dercksen); Central Veterinary Institute of Wageningen UR, Lelystad, the Netherlands (H.I.J. Roest)
Figure 1. Density of 1,133 reported cases of acute Q fever in humans per municipality, the Netherlands, January 1–June 10, 2009. Area outlined in red is where vaccination of dairy goats and sheep was mandatory in 2009 (Noord Brabant Province and parts of adjacent provinces). Data were obtained from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Statistics Netherlands, the Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.
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