[Three imported cases of acute Q fever after an inspection tour to Australia and New Zealand].

@article{Kawamoto2002ThreeIC,
  title={[Three imported cases of acute Q fever after an inspection tour to Australia and New Zealand].},
  author={Tomohide Kawamoto and Motohiko Ogawa and Toshio Kishimoto and Yuichi Uchida and Katsumoto Kato and Ayumi Kawamoto and Teruo Higashino Yoshiaki Katayama Toshimitsu Masuzawa Ma Yamashita},
  journal={Kansenshogaku zasshi. The Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={76 12},
  pages={
          1030-4
        }
}
After an inspection tour to farms and abattoirs in Australia and New Zealand, three Japanese persons simultaneously developed febrile illnesses in Japan. They generally had slight fever and general fatigue, followed by thrombocytopenia and hepatic dysfunction. However, no respiratory symptoms were observed. In one of the cases, severe thrombocytopenia (1.3 x 10(4)/microliter) and high fever up to 40 degrees C were observed. These clinical symptoms were compatible with Q fever. All of the cases… CONTINUE READING