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seroepidemiology of q fever among cats in new brunswick and prince edward island.the indirect microimmunofluorescence test was used to determine the presence of antibodies to phase i and phase ii coxiella burnetii antigens in new brunswick and prince edward island cats. twenty of 104 (19.2%) new brunswick cats tested had antibodies to phase ii antigen; five of these (4.8%) also had antibodies to phase i antigen. six of 97 (6.2%) prince edward island cats tested had antibodies to phase i and phase ii antigens. our data suggest that cats may be important in the epidemiology of ...19902378456
seroepidemiology of q fever in new brunswick and manitoba.a seroepidemiological survey, using an indirect immunofluorescence test, was carried out on serum samples obtained from new brunswick and manitoba blood donors during 1986. the antigens were coxiella burnetii phase i and phase ii from strain nine mile. eighty of the 503 (15.9%) manitoba blood donors had a phase ii antibody titer of greater than or equal to 1:8, while 41 (4.2%) of the 966 new brunswick blood donors had such antibodies. we have recently diagnosed three cases of q fever in new brun ...19883063363
exposure to parturient cats: a risk factor for acquisition of q fever in maritime canada.over a 34-mo period we studied 51 patients with q fever and 102 control subjects (with various lower-respiratory-tract infections) who were matched for age, sex, and time of onset of infection. by univariate analysis (not adjusted for multiple comparisons), cases differed significantly from controls in the following activities: working on a farm; slaughtering or dressing animals; and contact with cats, cattle, and sheep. the strongest association was with exposure to stillborn kittens--11 of 51 ...19883392409
q fever in canada.a canada-wide survey of q fever was begun in 1958 in co-operation with public health and veterinary laboratories to determine the presence and prevalence of the disease so that medical practitioners might be alerted to the potential dangers existing. serologic evidence obtained indicated that the q fever rickettsia now exists in cattle in all provinces of canada except new brunswick, nova scotia, and prince edward island. isolations of the rickettsia were obtained from bovine milk samples from o ...196414175873
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