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Document ID (ISN)39844
CIS number 83-1061
ISSN - Serial title 0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ruppanner R., Brooks D., Morrish D., Spinelli J., Franti C.E., Behymer D.E.
Title Q fever hazards from sheep and goats used in research
Bibliographic information Mar.-Apr. 1982, Vol.37, No.2, p.103-110. 22 ref.
Abstract Data are reviewed in an effort to delineate hazards to humans from small ruminants used in research. Prevalence of Q fever antibodies was 24% among 2097 sheep and 57% among 1475 goats from various sources. In a research facility using sheep, in which an epidemic of human Q fever occurred, antibody prevalence in sheep was 77%, with a large proportion of high titres. Antibody prevalence was 11% among 347 persons at 3 research institutes, mainly among students: prevalence among research staff, except for animal caretakers routinely exposed to sheep, approximated the prevalence in the general population.
Descriptors (primary) laboratory work; experimental animals; research establishments; Q fever; zoonoses
Descriptors (secondary) comparative study; immunology
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Animal hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases