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Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Apr 1;46(7):e65-8. doi: 10.1086/528866.

Outbreak of Q fever among US military in western Iraq, June-July 2005.

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  • 1Navy Forward Deployed Preventive Medicine Unit West, Al Asad, Iraq. dennis.faix@med.navy.mil

Abstract

An outbreak of Q fever occurred in 22 (58%) of 38 Marines deployed to Iraq in 2005. Fever (in 100% of patients), respiratory symptoms (76%), and gastrointestinal symptoms (53%) were common. Possible risk factors included dust and exposure to animals and ticks.

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18444807
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10.1086/528866
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