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Document ID (ISN)40117
CIS number 83-1355
ISSN - Serial title 0025-729X - Medical Journal of Australia
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Spelman D.W.
Title Q fever - A study of 111 consecutive cases
Bibliographic information 26 June 1982, Vol.1, No.13, p.547-553. 11 ref.
Abstract Of the 111 cases referred to a hospital during 4 outbreaks over a 20 year period, 102 had worked in abattoir in the previous 6 weeks. Men involved in animal slaughter and processing were most at risk. The series included patients who had just returned from overseas, and a mechanic who had recently worked on cars from farms. The clinical illness, physical findings, laboratory investigations, serological tests, treatment and course are reported.
Descriptors (primary) Q fever; meat industry; agriculture; slaughtering
Descriptors (secondary) serological reactions
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Food industry