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Volume 10, Number 7—July 2004

Dispatch

Q Fever Outbreak in Homeless Shelter

Philippe Brouqui*†, Sékéné Badiaga†, and Didier Raoult*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Université de la Méditérranée, Marseille, France; †Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Nord Marseille, Marseille, France

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Table

Homeless persons positive for Coxiella burnetii phase II antibodies greater than 1:50 compared to controlsa

Positive serologic test results for Q fever, positive/tested (%)
Group
2000
2001
2002
2003
Shelter A residents
17/157 (10.8)b
0/96 (0)b
1/182 (0.54)b
7/129 (5.4)
Shelter B residents
2/104 (0.01)
0/75 (0)
0/114 (0)
0/73(0)
Controls 14/460 (3)a NA NA NA

aNA, not applicable.
bp < 0.001.

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