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The Q fever epidemic in The Netherlands: history, onset, response and reflection.
Epidemiol Infect. 2011 Jan; 139(1):1-12.EI

Abstract

The 2007-2009 human Q fever epidemic in The Netherlands attracted attention due to its magnitude and duration. The current epidemic and the historical background of Q fever in The Netherlands are reviewed according to national and international publications. Seroprevalence studies suggest that Q fever was endemic in The Netherlands several decades before the disease was diagnosed in dairy goats and dairy sheep. This was in 2005 and the increase in humans started in 2007. Q fever abortions were registered on 30 dairy goat and dairy sheep farms between 2005 and 2009. A total of 3523 human cases were notified between 2007 and 2009. Proximity to aborting small ruminants and high numbers of susceptible humans are probably the main causes of the human Q fever outbreak in The Netherlands. In general good monitoring and surveillance systems are necessary to assess the real magnitude of Q fever.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Bacteriology and TSEs, Central Veterinary Institute of Wageningen UR, Lelystad, The Netherlands. hendrikjan.roest@wur.nlNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Historical Article
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20920383

Citation

Roest, H I J., et al. "The Q Fever Epidemic in the Netherlands: History, Onset, Response and Reflection." Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 139, no. 1, 2011, pp. 1-12.
Roest HI, Tilburg JJ, van der Hoek W, et al. The Q fever epidemic in The Netherlands: history, onset, response and reflection. Epidemiol Infect. 2011;139(1):1-12.
Roest, H. I., Tilburg, J. J., van der Hoek, W., Vellema, P., van Zijderveld, F. G., Klaassen, C. H., & Raoult, D. (2011). The Q fever epidemic in The Netherlands: history, onset, response and reflection. Epidemiology and Infection, 139(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268810002268
Roest HI, et al. The Q Fever Epidemic in the Netherlands: History, Onset, Response and Reflection. Epidemiol Infect. 2011;139(1):1-12. PubMed PMID: 20920383.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The Q fever epidemic in The Netherlands: history, onset, response and reflection. AU - Roest,H I J, AU - Tilburg,J J H C, AU - van der Hoek,W, AU - Vellema,P, AU - van Zijderveld,F G, AU - Klaassen,C H W, AU - Raoult,D, Y1 - 2010/10/05/ PY - 2010/10/6/entrez PY - 2010/10/6/pubmed PY - 2011/1/22/medline SP - 1 EP - 12 JF - Epidemiology and infection JO - Epidemiol. Infect. VL - 139 IS - 1 N2 - The 2007-2009 human Q fever epidemic in The Netherlands attracted attention due to its magnitude and duration. The current epidemic and the historical background of Q fever in The Netherlands are reviewed according to national and international publications. Seroprevalence studies suggest that Q fever was endemic in The Netherlands several decades before the disease was diagnosed in dairy goats and dairy sheep. This was in 2005 and the increase in humans started in 2007. Q fever abortions were registered on 30 dairy goat and dairy sheep farms between 2005 and 2009. A total of 3523 human cases were notified between 2007 and 2009. Proximity to aborting small ruminants and high numbers of susceptible humans are probably the main causes of the human Q fever outbreak in The Netherlands. In general good monitoring and surveillance systems are necessary to assess the real magnitude of Q fever. SN - 1469-4409 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20920383/full_citation L2 - https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S0950268810002268/type/journal_article DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -