zoonotic infections in northern ireland farmers.evidence of past zoonotic infection was investigated serologically in randomly selected northern ireland farmers. the percentage of farmers with antibody was: brucella abortus (0.7), leptospira interrogans serovars (8.1), borrelia burgdorferi (14.3), toxoplasma gondii (73.5), coxiella burnetii (28.0), chlamydia psittaci (11.1) and hantavirus (1.2). the results show that northern ireland farmers have been exposed in the past to zoonotic infections. it is not known if these infections contributed ...19902123457
clinical q fever in northern ireland 1962-1989.q fever was diagnosed in 443 patients in northern ireland between 1962 and 1989. from 1986 onwards there was an increase, which peaked in 1989 with 107 cases of whom 47 were infected in ballycastle, co antrim. there were three outbreaks and 21 clusters of patients with q fever. most cases were in april and may which correlated with the peak lambing and calving season. q fever mainly affected males in the 40-49 year old age group. county antrim had the highest prevalence rate of 40/100,000 popula ...19902278109
q fever in northern ireland. 19685644160
lack of association between serological evidence of past coxiella burnetii infection and incident ischaemic heart disease: nested case-control study.coxiella burnetii causes the common worldwide zoonotic infection, q fever. it has been previously suggested that patients who had recovered from acute q fever (whether symptomatic or otherwise) may be at increased risk of ischaemic heart disease. we undertook this study to determine if past infection with coxiella burnetii, the aetiological agent of q fever, is a risk factor for the subsequent development of ischaemic heart disease.200516033641
case-control study for risk factors for q fever in southwest england and northern ireland.q fever (coxiella burnetti) is thought to account for 1% (700 cases) of community acquired pneumonia in the united kingdom each year, and can result in serious complications such as endocarditis. although outbreaks have frequently been reported worldwide, the causes are often not clearly identified and there have been few studies of risk factors in sporadic cases. we conducted a matched case-control study. cases of acute q fever in people aged over 15 years in southwest england and northern irel ...200617130654
coxiella burnetii (q fever) seroprevalence in cattle.human cases of q fever appear to be common in northern ireland compared to the rest of the british isles. the purpose of this study was to describe the seroepidemiology of coxiella burnetii infection in cattle in northern ireland in terms of seroprevalence and determinants of infection. a total of 5182 animals (from a stratified systematic random sample of 273 herds) were tested with a commercial c. burnetii phase 2 igg elisa. a total of 6.2% of animals and 48.4% of herds tested positively. resu ...201019480726
q fever endocarditis in northern ireland. 19836130395
epidemiology of clinical q fever in northern ireland. 19744474733
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