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Table 1 Epidemiological details of four pregnant women with acute Q fever infection

From: A super-spreading ewe infects hundreds with Q fever at a farmers' market in Germany

Case number Age Week of exposure Antibiotic treatment Week of delivery Delivery Lochia and colostrum Serological follow-up after delivery
1 35 27 Erythromycin/Clarithromycin (3 weeks) 35 Primary caesarean Negative Negative
2 29 23 Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazol (1 week) 40 Primary caesarean Negative Negative
3 29 16 Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazol (1 week) 40 Primary caesarean Positive Chronic infection
4 25 9 Clarithromycin (until delivery) 40 Secondary caesarean Negative Negative