Genotypic diversity of Coxiella burnetii in the 2007-2010 Q fever outbreak episodes in The Netherlands

Jeroen J. H. C. Tilburg, John W. A. Rossen, Erik J. van Hannen, Willem J. G. Melchers, Mirjam H. A. Hermans, Jeroen van de Bovenkamp, Hendrik Jan I. J. Roest, Arnout de Bruin, Marrigje H. Nabuurs-Franssen, Alphons M. Horrevorts, Corne H. W. Klaassen*

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The genotypic diversity of Coxiella burnetii in clinical samples obtained from the Dutch Q fever outbreak episodes of 2007-2010 was determined by using a 6-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis panel. The results are consistent with the introduction of one founder genotype that is gradually diversifying over time while spreading throughout The Netherlands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1076-1078
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar-2012


  • Coxiella burnetii
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Genetic Variation
  • Genotype
  • Humans
  • Minisatellite Repeats
  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Molecular Typing
  • Netherlands
  • Q Fever
  • PCR

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