Published in Anti-Infectives Week, August 15th, 2005
"Reported here is an outbreak of 21 cases of Q fever that were diagnosed during 5 months in the spring and summer of 2001 at Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel.
"An epidemiological investigation and a case-control study were conducted to identify risk factors associated with acquisition of the disease in this outbreak," scientists in Israel report.
"Patients were more likely than controls to live in Krayot (a large suburb of Haifa) (76.2 vs. 41.5%; p=0.005), to have more contact with animals (usually pets) (66.7 vs. 26.9%;...
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