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A windy day in a sheep saleyard: an outbreak of Q fever in rural South Australia

O'Connor, Bridget; Tribe, Ingrid G; Givney, Rodney

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In December 2004, the Department of Human Services investigated an outbreak of Q fever in South Australia. A case-control study tested an association between attending a local saleyard and human illness. A case was defined as a person with clinical illness and evidence of seroconversion or high phase II IgM. Controls were selected from a database of community controls matched on sex, age group and postcode. Matched analysis of the first 15 cases with 45 controls indicated that contracting Q...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/32799
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268814001083

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