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Journal:   JOURNAL OF KERMAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES   WINTER 2011 , Volume 18 , Number 1; Page(s) 93 To 97.
 
Paper: 

Q FEVER A FORGOTTEN DISEASE IN IRAN

 
 
Author(s):  KHALILI MOHAMMAD*, SHAHABI NEJAD N., AFLATOONIAN M.R.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF PATHOBIOLOGY, SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, SHAHID BAHONAR UNIVERSITY OF KERMAN, KERMAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

There have already been a few studies on Q fever in Iran and most of them go back to more than 50 years ago. Preliminary serologic studies on ruminants and febrile patients in Southeast Iran show a high seropositivity in this region. Misdiagnosis as well as poor attention of public health authorities to this infection can facilitate the epidemic spread of Q fever. Further studies on the diagnosis of acute and chronic types of Q fever and detection of Coxiella burnetii are in progress by the authors.

 
Keyword(s): Q FEVER, TICKS, COXIELLA BURNETII, KERMAN PROVINCE, IRAN
 
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