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In 2000, Q fever was documented for the first time in the Sultanate of Oman in two patients, one with chronic pericarditis and the other with acute pneumonia. In 2001, a study of a randomly selected group of 102 adult patients from different provinces in northern Oman, presenting to the University Hospital in Muscat with unrelated conditions (e.g., diabetes… (More)
BACKGROUND Following an intensive public health eradication program, the focus of schistosomiasis mansoni at Salalah in Southern Oman (the only focus of schistosomiasis in Oman), appeared to have been eradicated in 1994. Since the vector snails for Schistosoma mansoni (and also for S. haematobium) were widely endemic in freshwater springs at Salalah, and… (More)
Although serologic evidence suggests the presence of Q fever in humans and animals in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, acute Q fever has not been reported on the Arabian Peninsula. We report the first two cases of acute Q fever in Oman.