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Q fever in an urban area.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6122818     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the summer of 1981 29 patients living in Gwent, South Wales, had Q fever; 20 were diagnosed by routine clinical and laboratory services and 9 were discovered by active case-finding. The date of onset of symptoms spanned a 2-month period. The peak incidence was at the end of June. A case-control study showed an association with one area on the outskirts of Newport. Most patients had no direct contact with farms of farm animals and a common source of infection could not be identified. The most likely explanation of the outbreak was that farm vehicles had disseminated contaminated straw, manure, or dust in the area of Newport adjacent to farmland.
M M Salmon; B Howells; E J Glencross; A D Evans; S R Palmer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0140-6736     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:  1982 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-07-19     Completed Date:  1982-07-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1002-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Disease Outbreaks
Middle Aged
Q Fever / epidemiology*,  etiology
Urban Population

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