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Outbreak of Q Fever among US Military in Western Iraq, June–July 2005

Dennis J. Faix, Dustin J. Harrison, Mark S. Riddle, Andrew F. Vaughn, Samuel L. Yingst, Kenneth Earhart and Glenn Thibault

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 46, issue 7, pages e65-e68
Published in print April 2008 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2008 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/528866
Outbreak of Q Fever among US Military in Western Iraq, June–July 2005

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An outbreak of Q fever occurred in 22 (58%) of 38 Marines deployed to Iraq in 2005. Fever (in 100% of patients), respiratory symptoms (76%), and gastrointestinal symptoms (53%) were common. Possible risk factors included dust and exposure to animals and ticks.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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