Section 26
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Survey and case-control study during epidemics of Puumala virus infection

Winter, C.H.; Brockmann, S.O.; Piechotowski, I.; Alpers, K.; an der Heiden, M.; Koch, J.; Stark, K.; Pfaff, G.

Epidemiology and Infection 137(10): 1479-1485


ISSN/ISBN: 0950-2688
PMID: 19288958
DOI: 10.2307/40272180
Accession: 025621950

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In Baden-Wuerttemberg, a federal state in south-west Germany, a large outbreak of 1089 laboratory-confirmed human Puumala virus (PUUV) infections occurred in 2007. We conducted a survey to describe the disease burden and a case-control study to identify risk factors for acquiring PUUV. Case-patients were interviewed about clinical outcome and both case-patients and randomly recruited controls were interviewed about exposure.

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