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Document ID (ISN)38276
CIS number 82-1399
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hall C.J., Richmond S.J., Caul E.O., Pearce N.H., Silver I.A.
Title Laboratory outbreak of Q fever acquired from sheep
Bibliographic information May 1982, Vol.1, p.1004-1006. 7 ref.
Abstract 91 staff working in a university department in which gravid sheep were used for foetal respiratory studies, were examined after an outbreak of Q fever. Of these, 28 had complement-fixing antibodies to the phase II antigen of Coxiella burnetii in their serum. Symptoms compatible with C. burnetii infection occurred in 14 of these patients. Symtomatic infections were related to the delivery of twin foetuses in one laboratory, and some evidence of infection was apparent in workers in other parts of the building. Subjects with serological evidence of infection were treated with tetracycline for 4 weeks.
Descriptors (primary) laboratory work; Q fever; zoonoses; experimental animals
Descriptors (secondary) livestock rearing; case study; serological reactions; medical treatment; rickettsiae
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Animal hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases