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Volume 13, Number 9—September 2007


Risk Factors for Hantavirus Infection in Germany, 2005

Muna Abu Sin*, Klaus Stark*, Ulrich van Treeck†, Helga Dieckmann‡, Helmut Uphoff§, Wolfgang Hautmann¶, Bernhard Bornhofen#, Evelin Jensen**, Günter Pfaff††, and Judith Koch*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany; †Institute of Public Health, Muenster, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany; ‡Regional Health Authority, Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany; §Government Health Service Institute, Dillenburg, Hesse, Germany; ¶Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, Munich, Bavaria, Germany; #Institute for Hygiene and Infection Control, Landau, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany; **Thuringian State Authority for Food Safety and Consumer Protection, Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany; ††State Health Office, Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany;

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Table 2

Risk factors for hantavirus infection, conditional logistic regression model, Germany, 2005

Exposure Odds ratio* 95% Confidence interval p value
Working in construction 4.8 1.4–17.1 0.01
Noticing mice 3.0 1.6–6.0 <0.01
Living <100 m from forested areas 2.5 1.3–4.7 <0.01

*Adjusted for age.

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