The La Rioja government reported four patients hospitalized with Q fever.
Despite the growing evidence of the importance of Q fever in resource limited settings, there is currently little active control of Q fever in sub-Saharan Africa, which is exemplified by a recent systematic review of C. burnetii epidemiology in Africa which failed to identify a single disease control study in the scientific literature.
This report provides recommendations issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for Q fever recognition, clinical and laboratory diagnosis, treatment, management, and reporting for health-care personnel and public health professionals. The guidelines address treatment of acute and chronic phases of Q fever illness in children, adults, and pregnant women, as well as management of occupational exposures.
At least 90 British military personnel have been diagnosed with confirmed cases of Q fever after serving in Helmand, Afghanistan, a British court heard this week.
Reports suggest a recent spate of cases of Q fever in rural areas likely comes from closer human exposure to livestock during times of drought.
Department of Primary Industries scientists are set to begin development of a new human Q Fever vaccine in collaboration with the Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory (ARRL).
The symptoms and signs of acute Q fever are extremely variable and the most valuable clue is exposure to infected meat.
This factsheet provides an overview of Q Fever including its etiology, transmission, diagnosis, disinfection, and treatment.
Q-fever is a zoonotic disease found worldwide, and is caused by a bacterium known as Coxiella burnetti.
The 43 Q fever patients are inhabitants of the region of Los Lagos and Los Ríos, with the majority working in the dairy industry.