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  1. A survey of Q-fever in Sweden.

    Article - En anglais

    Coxiella burnetii, the etiological agent of Q-fever has recently been isolated from sheep in southern Sweden.

    In this region 24-30% of sheep farmers have been exposed to the organism as shown by serological measurements.

    In veterinarians, another group with high risk of exposure to C. burnetii, about 12% have antibodies to the bacteria.

    The seropositive veterinarians are scattered all over the country.

    In two non-risk groups, draftees and hospital employees, 5-7% were found to be positive.

    This survey showed that Q-fever is a domestic disease which is spread throughout Sweden.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Fièvre Q, Rickettsiose, Rickettsialose, Bactériose, Infection, Coxiella burnetii, Rickettsieae, Rickettsiaceae, Rickettsiales, Bactérie, Epidémiologie, Sérologie, Répartition géographique, Homme, Transmission animal homme, Suède, Europe, Vétérinaire, Personnel sanitaire, Militaire, Fermier

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Q fever, Rickettsial infection, Rickettsialosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Coxiella burnetii, Rickettsieae, Rickettsiaceae, Rickettsiales, Bacteria, Epidemiology, Serology, Geographic distribution, Human, Transmission from animal to man, Sweden, Europe, Veterinary, Health staff, Military

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0450753

    Code Inist : 002B05B02L8. Création : 199406.