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[a q fever epidemic in berlin. the epidemiological and clinical aspects].an epidemic of q fever in berlin affected at least 80 patients (45 females, 35 males; age range 1-75 years). sheep were identified as the focus of infection: they had been brought to a veterinary clinic because of nonspecific symptoms. the peak incidence of the infection was in april and may, 1992. most of the patients were staff or students at the veterinary clinic. this is the most northern and, at the same time largest, q fever epidemic recorded in germany over the last 28 years. the compleme ...19938500412
[diagnostic measures on the occasion of a q-fever epidemic in a sheep flock in berlin].this report gives an account of a q-fever infection in flocks of sheep, taking into consideration the epidemiological aspects. in the inner organs, and particularly in the central nervous system of affected animals, rickettsial as well as chlamydial agents were directly demonstrated by immunofluorescence and specific staining methods, as well as by isolation via cell culture. serological examination showed antibodies against both agents in sheep from flocks where the outbreak occurred.19958594853
chlamydia pneumoniae as a cause of community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalized patients in berlin.the incidence of community-acquired pneumonia due to chlamydia pneumoniae was evaluated in a 1-year prospective study of 236 hospitalized patients with 237 manifestations of pneumonia. the microbiological diagnosis was based on results of cultures of blood and sputum or bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and results of complement fixation tests and indirect immunofluorescence of acute- and convalescent-phase sera for c. pneumoniae, mycoplasma pneumoniae, legionella species, coxiella burnetii, and resp ...19968783693
[a q-fever pneumonia epidemic in dusseldorf].there was an unusually high incidence of atypical pneumonias in the catchment area of the rhine river near the university of düsseldorf in july 1994 during a long period of hot and dry weather. the 18 patients described in this paper (5 women and 13 men) complained of sudden onset of fever up to over 40 degrees c, often associated with severe headache and dry cough. almost all of these patients had previously been healthy and active and of young to middle age (average 38 years) without any bronc ...19968927605
[a case of q fever in berlin; symptoms and epidemiology]. 195214945333
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