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Volume 14, Number 1—January 2008
International Polar Year

Q Fever Update, Maritime Canada

Thomas J. Marrie*, Nancy Campbell†, Shelly A. McNeil†, Duncan Webster†, and Todd F. Hatchette†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; †QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada;

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Selected features of 11 patients with acute Q fever, 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.
‡Required intubation.

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