An important outbreak of human Q fever in a Swiss Alpine valley.

@article{Dupuis1987AnIO,
  title={An important outbreak of human Q fever in a Swiss Alpine valley.},
  author={Gilles Dupuis and J M Petite and Olivier P{\'e}ter and M Vouilloz},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={1987},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={282-7}
}
We describe an important Q fever human epidemic involving 415 serologically confirmed cases in the Val de Bagnes (Valais, Switzerland) during the autumn of 1983. The ages of the 415 cases with acute Q fever ranged from 8 to 82 years with a mean of 35 years, of whom 58% (240) were men and 42% (175) were women. This outbreak started about three weeks after 12 flocks of sheep (between 850 and 900 animals) descended from the alpine pastures to the valley. Geographically, the epidemic reached all… CONTINUE READING