Q Fever Outbreak among Workers at a Waste-Sorting Plant

@inproceedings{Alonso2015QFO,
  title={Q Fever Outbreak among Workers at a Waste-Sorting Plant},
  author={Eva Alonso and Idoia Lopez-Etxaniz and Ana Hurtado and P. Machado Liendo and Felix Urbaneja and Inmaculada Aspiritxaga and Jose Ignacio Olaizola and Alvaro Pi{\~n}ero and I{\~n}aki Arrazola and Jes{\'u}s F{\'e}lix Barandika and Silvia Hern{\'a}ez and Nerea Mu{\~n}iozguren and Ana L. Garc{\'i}a- P{\'e}rez and James E. Samuel},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
An outbreak of Q fever occurred in February-April 2014 among workers at a waste-sorting plant in Bilbao (Spain). The outbreak affected 58.5% of investigated employees, 47.2% as confirmed cases (PCR and/or serology) and 11.3% as probable cases (symptoms without laboratory confirmation). Only employees who had no-access to the waste processing areas of the plant were not affected and incidence of infection was significantly higher among workers not using respiratory protection masks. Detection by… CONTINUE READING
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