Epidemiological investigations on Q fever in Turkey.

  title={Epidemiological investigations on Q fever in Turkey.},
  author={Serdar Payzin},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={9 4},
  • Serdar Payzin
  • Published 1953 in Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Q fever is endemic in Turkey in both human beings and animals. Cows, sheep, goats, and dogs may play a role as reservoirs of Coxiella burnetii. Ornithodorus lahorensis ticks also harbour the agent. The disease is disseminated throughout Turkey; epidemics among human beings are relatively rare.