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Table 1 Seropositivity for C. burnetii in the "high risk" region of Cyprus before and after the surveillance period

From: Active surveillance of Q fever in human and animal population of Cyprus

  Before After
  Participants N Seropositive n (%) Seronegative
participants n
Suspected
cases n
Confirmed
cases n
New IgG seropositive
≥ 1/120
New IgG seropositive
≥ 1/60
Humans 200 111 (55.5) 81* 13 2 20 (25.3) 36 (44.4)
Animals        
Goats 101 52 (51.4) 45 3 1 6 (13.3) 10 (22.2)
Sheep 256 65 (25.3) 175 4 - 17 (9.7) 21 (12)
Bovine 26 5 (19.2) 19 - - 1 (5.2) 2 (10.5)
Total (animals) 383 122 (31.8) 239 ** 7 1 24 (10) 33 (13.8)