Specific risk factors for contracting Q fever: lessons from the outbreak Jena.

@article{Boden2014SpecificRF,
  title={Specific risk factors for contracting Q fever: lessons from the outbreak Jena.},
  author={Katharina Boden and S. Brasche and Eberhard Straube and Wolfgang Bischof},
  journal={International journal of hygiene and environmental health},
  year={2014},
  volume={217 1},
  pages={110-5}
}
A Q fever outbreak with 331 reported cases in seven weeks occurred in a densely populated residential district in Jena (Germany) in 2005. Prompt identification of a stable infection source follow by an intense information policy, well defined and stable meteorological conditions and a large number of reported cases within one small community all allowed us to study promoting and protecting factors of Q fever. We conducted a cross-sectional study and investigated a part of the affected area for… CONTINUE READING
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