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truckin' pneumonia--an outbreak of q fever in a truck repair plant probably due to aerosols from clothing contaminated by contact with newborn kittens.we describe an outbreak of q fever affecting 16 of 32 employees at a truck repair plant. none of the cases were exposed to cattle, sheep or goats, the traditional reservoirs of q fever. the cases did not work, live on, or visit farms or attend livestock auctions. one of the employees had a cat which gave birth to kittens 2 weeks prior to the first case of q fever in the plant. the cat owner fed the kittens every day before coming to work as the cat would not let the kittens suckle. serum from th ...19892917613
seroepidemiology of q fever among domestic animals in nova scotia.we used the indirect microimmunofluorescence test to determine the presence of antibodies in sheep, cattle, goat, cat, and dog sera to phase i and ii coxiella burnetii antigens in nova scotia. only 6.7 per cent of the 329 sheep tested had antibodies to phase ii antigen and none had antibodies to phase i. of 29 goats tested, 7 per cent and 3.5 per cent had antibodies to phase ii and phase i antigens, respectively. in contrast, 23.8 per cent of the 214 cattle tested had antibodies to phase ii anti ...19853890569
some issues raised on q fever study. 19863940459
household outbreak of q-fever pneumonia related to a parturient cat.an outbreak of febrile respiratory disease occurred over 11 days among thirteen adults in nova scotia, all members of an extended family and their friends. signs of illness included bradycardia at the same time as fever, palatal petechiae, and rapidly enlarging bilateral pulmonary infiltrates. ten of the patients had a four-fold rise in antibody to phase-2 q-fever antigen as determined by complement fixation on acute and 4-week-convalescent serum samples. six children of the extended family for ...19846151054
listeria monocytogenes infections in canada.since its first isolation by murray in 1926 listeria monocytogenes has become recognized as a significant pathogen occurring worldwide and involving a wide range of wild and domestic animals including man. the first confirmed human listeriosis case in canada was published by stoot in 1951. a later survey based on records maintained at the laboratory centre for disease control, ottawa showed 101 cases detected over a 21 year period in nine provinces. the overall mortality was 30%. the most freque ...19846442654
an outbreak of q fever probably due to contact with a parturient cat.thirty-three cases (24 definite, nine probable) of q fever were diagnosed in victoria county, cape breton, nova scotia from may to august, 1985. twenty-six of the cases occurred in residents of baddeck (population 900, attack rate 2.8 percent), and 21 of the cases occurred during the month of june. there was geographic clustering of the cases: 14 of the 33 (42 percent) lived or worked in four buildings located side by side in the center of town. a case control study revealed that 25 of 29 cases ...19883335174
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