Environmental sampling coupled with real-time PCR and genotyping to investigate the source of a Q fever outbreak in a work setting.


A Q fever outbreak was declared in February 2016 in a company that manufactures hoists and chains and therefore with no apparent occupational-associated risk. Coxiella burnetii infection was diagnosed by serology in eight of the 29 workers of the company; seven of them had fever or flu-like signs and five had pneumonia, one requiring hospitalisation. A… (More)
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268817000796