Q fever is usually acquired by contact with aerosols generated during parturition of domestic ungulates (e.g., sheep, cows, goats).
In the maritime provinces of Canada, parturient cats have also been implicated in its transmission.
A 66-year-old woman from eastern Maine developed high fever, rigors, headache, myalgias, pulmonary infiltrates, and elevated hepatocellular enzymes, and the diagnosis of acute Q fever was confirmed serologically.
She and 14 other family members had attended a family reunion in Maine 2 weeks earlier, when they were exposed to a parturient cat.
Mots-clés Pascal : Rickettsiose, Rickettsialose, Bactériose, Infection, Fissipedia, Carnivora, Mammalia, Vertebrata, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Fièvre Q, Transmission animal homme, Chat, Etats Unis, Epidémie, Etude familiale, Epidémiologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rickettsial infection, Rickettsialosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Fissipedia, Carnivora, Mammalia, Vertebrata, North America, America, Q fever, Transmission from animal to man, Cat, United States, Epidemic, Family study, Epidemiology, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0553319
Code Inist : 002B05B02L8. Création : 199406.