Risk Factors for Hantavirus Infection in Germany, 2005
Muna Abu Sin*, Klaus Stark*, Ulrich van Treeck†, Helga Dieckmann‡, Helmut Uphoff§, Wolfgang Hautmann¶, Bernhard Bornhofen#, Evelin Jensen**, Günter Pfaff††, and Judith Koch*
Author affiliations: *Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany; †Institute of Public Health, Muenster, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany; ‡Regional Health Authority, Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany; §Government Health Service Institute, Dillenburg, Hesse, Germany; ¶Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, Munich, Bavaria, Germany; #Institute for Hygiene and Infection Control, Landau, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany; **Thuringian State Authority for Food Safety and Consumer Protection, Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany; ††State Health Office, Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany;
Figure 2. Incidences of reported hantavirus infections per 100,000 inhabitants by administrative district, Germany, 2005. Circles represent areas in which hantaviruses were known to be endemic.
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