Population screening for chronic Q-fever
seven years after a major outbreak.
The first confirmed case of Q-fever
in China was reported in 1950.[sup] However, very few cases of Q fever endocarditis from the mainland of China have been reported in the literature.
Van Sambeek et al., "Vascular complications of Q-fever
infections," European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, vol.
Investigation of a Q-fever
outbreak in Northern Italy.
Coxiella burnetii blood cultures from acute and chronic Q-fever
burnetii, the etiological agent of Q-fever
, have helped to identify new diagnostic antigens [36, 38, 45].
The largest single funding source was the National Institutes of Health, which provided $29.6 million, or 26.7 percent, to MSU for everything from the university's Center for Native Health Partnerships, to research into boosting humans' innate immunity, to treatments for chronic diseases such as multiple sclerosis and infectious diseases such as influenza, Q-fever
Summary: A new goat flu (known as Q-fever
) has struck the Netherlands since last week, press reports said on Wednesday, raising fresh concerns over the possibility of an outbreak of a new global pandemic
Bacterial diseases that might be addressed include anthrax, brucellosis, cholera, plague, shigellosis, tularemia, Q-Fever
, and typhus."
Victims of a freak outbreak of Q-fever
in the Midlands could be close to finding out how they contracted the illness thanks to hospital research.
George, who worked as a coach driver for 25 years before the illness struck, said: "When I mention Q-fever
to doctors they say they have never heard of it.
Among the pathogens that have been adopted as biological warfare agents are the organisms that cause smallpox, anthrax, plague, tularemia, brucellosis, and Q-fever
. However, a terrorist could use virtually any pathogen or toxin.