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the effect of c. burnetii infection on the quality of life of patients following an outbreak of q fever.sixty-six cases of q fever were diagnosed in people affiliated with a goat-farming co-operative in rural newfoundland in the spring of 1999. follow-up studies which included administration of the short form 36 health survey (sf-36) were conducted 3 and 27 months after the initial outbreak to prospectively follow the effects of acute q fever on the quality of life of the participants. twenty-seven months after the outbreak 51% of those who had q fever reported persistent symptoms including seven ...200312825734
goat-associated q fever: a new disease in newfoundland.in the spring of 1999 in rural newfoundland, abortions in goats were associated with illness in goat workers. an epidemiologic investigation and a serologic survey were conducted in april 1999 to determine the number of infections, nature of illness, and risk factors for infection. thirty-seven percent of the outbreak cohort had antibody titers to phase ii coxiella burnetii antigen >1:64, suggesting recent infection. the predominant clinical manifestation of q fever was an acute febrile illness. ...200111384518
caprine-associated q fever in newfoundland. 200010726366
seroprevalence of coxiella burnetii in selected populations of domestic ruminants in newfoundland.the seroprevalence of coxiella burnetii among cattle, sheep, and goats in newfoundland was determined by microimmunofluorescence. seropositivity to phase ii antigen increased in sheep from 3.1% in 1997 to 23.5% in 1999-2000 (p < 0.001). cows (24%) had antibodies to phase i antigen; goats (15.6%) had antibodies to phase ii antigen. seroprevalence of c. burnetii is increasing among sheep.200212001502
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