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Table 1 Presence of antibodies against Coxiella burnetii among pregnant women in 10 municipalities within the province of Noord Brabant, the Netherlands, from June 2007 to July 2008

From: Antibodies against Coxiella burnetii and pregnancy outcome during the 2007-2008 Q fever outbreaks in the Netherlands

Municipality Pregnant women
tested
IgG I and IgG II
≥1:64 (%)
IgM II and IgG II ≥1:64
or IgM II ≥1:64 (%)
Births in
20071
Q fever incidence
in 20082
Oss 579 7 (1.2) 21 (3.6) 779 175
Uden 306 6 (2.0) 8 (2.6) 458 234
Veghel 293 3 (1.0) 5 (1.7) 377 38
Bernheze 240 1 (0.4) 15 (6.3) 326 344
Boekel 70 1 (1.4) 0 (0.0) 127 10
Landerd 60 0 (0.0) 4 (6.7) 122 791
Lith 37 0 (0.0) 3 (8.1) 57 342
Maasdonk 31 1 (3.2) 0 (0.0) 107 337
Sint-Oedenrode 15 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 151 23
Schijndel 15 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 219 17
Total 1646 19 (1.1) 56 (3.4) 2723 200
  1. 1 Total number of births that were registered in each municipality in the year 2007
  2. 2Number of notified Q fever patients in the municipality from January 2008 to August 2008 per 100000 inhabitants (based on population size of the municipality on 1 January 2008)