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Volume 10, Number 7—July 2004

Research

Q Fever Outbreak in Industrial Setting

Hugo C. van Woerden*Comments to Author , Brendan W. Mason*, Lika K. Nehaul†, Robert Smith*, Roland L. Salmon*, Brendan Healy‡, Manoj Valappil§, Diana Westmoreland§, Sarah de Martin†, Meirion R. Evans*, Graham Lloyd¶, Marysia Hamilton-Kirkwood‡, and Nina S. Williams*
Author affiliations: *National Public Health Service for Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom; †Department of Public Health, Gwent, United Kingdom; ‡Department of Public Health, Cardiff, United Kingdom; §University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom; and; ¶Special Pathogens Reference Unit, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

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Table 1

Frequency of symptoms in 55 symptomatic patients with confirmed cases of Q fever, Newport, Wales, August-September 2002

Symptom Yes (%) Not sure
Fever
41 (75)
1
Sweats
53 (96)
0
Headache
51 (93)
1
Weight loss
26 (47)
2
Cough
24 (44)
0
Shortness of breath
25 (45)
2
Joint pain
44 (80)
3
Chest pain
20 (36)
5
Jaundice 4 (7)a 5

aThese responses represent a misunderstanding of the term jaundice, since none of these persons had clinical jaundice.

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