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Volume 11, Number 8—August 2005

Letter

Q Fever and the US Military

Alicia D. Anderson*Comments to Author , Bonnie Smoak*, Eric Shuping†, Christopher Ockenhouse*, and Bruno Petruccelli‡
Author affiliations: *Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA; †Ireland Army Community Hospital, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA; ‡US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, USA

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Postdeployment serum antibody titers to phase II antigen for Q fever in 8 US military personnel who served in Iraq, March 1–August 20, 2003*

Patient IgG IgM
1 1:1,024 Negative
2 1:128 Negative
3 >1:1,024 1:512
4 1:256 1:256
5 1:512 >1:1,024
6 1:512 1:512
7 1:64 1:64
8 >1:1,024 >1:1,024

*All predeployment titers were negative for immunoglobulin (Ig) G and IgM.

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