Molecular Epidemiology of Coxiella burnetii from Ruminants in Q Fever Outbreak, the Netherlands
Hendrik I.J. Roest , Robin C. Ruuls, Jeroen J.H.C. Tilburg, Marrigje H. Nabuurs-Franssen, Corné H.W. Klaassen, Piet Vellema, René van den Brom, Daan Dercksen, Willem Wouda, Marcel A.H. Spierenburg, Arco N. van der Spek, Rob Buijs, Albert G. de Boer, Peter Th.J. Willemsen, and Fred G. van Zijderveld
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Central Veterinary Institute, part of Wageningen UR, Lelystad, the Netherlands (H.I.J. Roest, R.C. Ruuls, R. Buijs, A.G. de Boer, P.Th.J. Willemsen, F.G. van Zijderveld); Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (J.J.H.C. Tilburg, M.H. Nabuurs-Franssen, C.H.W. Klaassen); Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen (M.H. Nabuurs-Franssen); Animal Health Service, Deventer, the Netherlands (P. Vellema, R. van den Brom, D. Dercksen, W. Wouda); Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, The Hague, the Netherlands (M.A.H. Spierenburg, A.N. van der Spek)
Figure 1. Map of the Netherlands showing locations of farms sampled during the Q fever outbreak, 2007–2010. Farms are indicated by letter and ruminant species (black squares, goats; black triangles, sheep; black star, cattle); genotypes of Coxiella burnetii found per farm are indicated by bars at each farm’s location. The height of the bar indicates numbers of isolates per genotype.
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