This case report describes the job activities of an offal porter who developed Q fever while processing livers from sheep.
The diagnosis was confirmed by an increase in specific serial antibody titre.
The main clinical features were anorexia, nausea, headache, pyrexia and elevated gamma-glutamyl transferase.
Twenty-four cases of occupationally-acquired Q fever were noted by the Communicable Diseases Surveillance Centre (CDSC) between 1984 and 1994.
This case report has an important feature in that a workplace visit was performed to evaluate the system of work and the circumstances of exposure to the infectious agent.
Relevant preventive measures for this zoonotic infection are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Abattoir, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Etude cas, Homme, Fièvre Q, Rickettsiose, Rickettsialose, Bactériose, Infection, Poumon, Coxiella burnetii, Rickettsieae, Rickettsiaceae, Rickettsiales, Bactérie, Zoonose, Symptomatologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Slaughterhouse, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Case study, Human, Q fever, Rickettsial infection, Rickettsialosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Lung, Coxiella burnetii, Rickettsieae, Rickettsiaceae, Rickettsiales, Bacteria, Zoonosis, Symptomatology, Respiratory disease, Lung disease
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Cote : 97-0498410
Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 13/02/1998.