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Volume 21, Number 6—June 2015

European Rabbits as Reservoir for Coxiella burnetii

David González-Barrio, Elisa Maio, Madalena Vieira-Pinto, and Francisco Ruiz-FonsComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Spanish Wildlife Research Institute, Ciudad Real, Spain (D. González-Barrio, F. Ruiz-Fons); University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal (E. Maio, M. Vieira-Pinto)

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Variables considered as potential risk factors and outputs (coefficient/statistic) of best fitted risk factor models for Coxiella burnetii exposure in European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus), Iberian Peninsula and Chafarinas Islands*

Variable code Variable, units Cbsp CbspLO CbsplLO CbrtLO
Intercept NA 67.776/4.98† –037270.00‡ –2,942.687/1.15‡ 2,925.025/0.49‡
X Longitude, decimal degrees §
Y Latitude, decimal degrees § §
Ye Year −0.033/0.20‡ § 1.464/0.42‡ −1.453/0.45‡
Se Season § § § §
Sp Spring 1.209/5.45‡ § −1.583/2.78‡ §
Su Summer 2.257/5.45† § Referent §
Au Autumn 0.043/5.45‡ § § §
Wi Winter Referent § § §
Mg Management, wild vs. farmed §
Rum Ruminants, presence vs. absence § 0.059/0.0‡ 2.004/1.08‡
Sex Sex, M vs. F § −0.383/0.27‡ 2.004/0.22‡
Wg Weight, g § § §

*Cbsp,overall seropositivity; CbspLO, seropositivity at location LO; CbsplLO, systemic infection (C. burnetii DNA in spleen of wild rabbits); CBrtLO, shedding (C. burnetii DNA in reproductive tracts of wild rabbits); NA, not applicable.
§Variable was included in each model but was not retained in the best model.
¶Variable not tested.

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