Q fever in a Queensland meatworks.

  title={Q fever in a Queensland meatworks.},
  author={Penny A. Mckelvie},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  volume={1 12},
An epidemiological study of Q fever infection in a Brisbane meatworks was undertaken. A retrospective 10-year study (1968 to 1977) revealed an average annual incidence of 1% for the nine years excluding 1969, while an outbreak with a 7.9% incidence occurred in 1969. No seasonal distribution was found. Results indicated that cattle form the major source of Coxiella burneti (infectious agent of Q fever) in the meatworks and that the highest risk of infection exists on the cattle slaughter floor… CONTINUE READING

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