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Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Dec;17(12):2360-3. doi: 10.3201/eid1712.110738.

Proximity to goat farms and Coxiella burnetii seroprevalence among pregnant women.

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National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands. wim.van.der.hoek@rivm.nl

Abstract

During 2007-2009, we tested serum samples from 2,004 pregnant women living in an area of high Q fever incidence in the Netherlands. Results confirmed that presence of antibodies against Coxiella burnetii is related to proximity to infected dairy goat farms. Pregnant women and patients with certain cardiovascular conditions should avoid these farms.

PMID:
22172140
PMCID:
PMC3311170
DOI:
10.3201/eid1712.110738
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