Q-fever is a zoonotic disease caused by Coxiella burnetii that can create an acute or chronic form of the illness. In March 2014, Q-fever was identified by serology and Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR), in a 62 year-old male that was a Nepalese refugee. The male visited a livestock farm with a slaughterhouse in rural Central New York State, twenty-two days prior to onset of symptoms. He had direct handling of goats on this farm prior to slaughter. We describe the case presentation of his illness and the public health epidemiological investigation.
Qazi, Mustafa; Weimer, Anita C.; Bedard, Brenden; and Kennedy, Byron S., "Q-fever in a Refugee After Exposure to a Central New York State Livestock Farm" (2016). Health Science Faculty Publications. 14.
Qazi M, Weimer AC, Bedard BA, Kennedy BS. Q-fever in a refugee after exposure to a central New York State livestock farm. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:266-70.
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