Notes from the field: Q fever outbreak associated with goat farms--Washington and Montana, 2011.

  • Published 2011 in MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report

Abstract

On April 22, 2011, the Q fever bacterium Coxiella burnetii was detected in a goat placenta collected from a farm in Washington, where 14 of 50 (28%) pregnant does had aborted since January. A county health alert advised health-care providers to ask patients with symptoms compatible with Q fever (e.g., fever, headache, chills, and myalgia) about exposure to… (More)

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