The aim of this study was to ascertain the prevalence of Coxiella burnetii infection in the Basque population.
To this end a stratified sampling was carried out taking as a criterion the size of the population in a given area of residence.
Residents in sparsely populated areas were found to have a prevalence of 38.5%, significantly greater than in highly populated areas (odds ratio [OR]=1.56; 95% confidence interval [Cl]:1.08-2.27 and OR=1.58; 95% Cl:1.09-2.30).
The prevalence was significantly higher in males (36.3%) than in females 129%1, and was found to increase significantly with age.
Current or previous participation in activities relating to agriculture and/or livestock farming or even having contact with cattle, goats or sheep were also found to be risk factors for the infection.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fièvre Q, Rickettsiose, Rickettsialose, Bactériose, Infection, Coxiella burnetii, Rickettsieae, Rickettsiaceae, Rickettsiales, Bactérie, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Sérologie, Homme, Espagne, Europe, Basque
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Q fever, Rickettsial infection, Rickettsialosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Coxiella burnetii, Rickettsieae, Rickettsiaceae, Rickettsiales, Bacteria, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Serology, Human, Spain, Europe
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Code Inist : 002B05B02L8. Création : 199406.