Volume 14, Number 1—January 2008
International Polar Year
Q Fever Update, Maritime Canada
|Patient||Date of onset||Sex||Age, y||Hospitalized||Pneumonia||Risk factors|
|1||2005 Jan 10||F||42||No||Yes||Farmer*|
|2||2004 Nov 1||F||50||Yes||Yes||Farm visit|
|3||2005 July 18||F||67||Yes||ND†||Farm visit|
|4||2005 Apr 17||M||56||Yes||No||Farm visit, deer hunting|
|5||2006 May 24||M||44||Yes||Yes||Newborn calves|
|6||2006 June 30||F||51||No||Yes||None|
|7||2005 Dec 31||M||59||No||Yes||Newborn lambs|
|8||2006 May 22||M||57||No||Yes||Newborn lambs|
|9||2005 Mar 1||F||50||No||ND†||Parturient cat and her kittens|
|10||2005 Mar 1||M||69||No||ND†||Parturient cat and her kittens|
|11||2006 Jan 1||M||56||Yes‡||Yes||Newborn poodles, livestock auction|
* Within 2 weeks of onset of symptoms, this patient had occupied a small space (automatic bank teller area) with 2 farmers who smelled of manure.
†ND, not determined because chest radiographs were not taken.
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