Q Fever Cluster Among Raw Milk Drinkers in Michigan, 2011

Bureau of Disease Control Prevention and Epidemiology, Michigan Department of Community Health, Lansing.
Clinical Infectious Diseases (Impact Factor: 9.42). 08/2012; 55(10):1387-9. DOI: 10.1093/cid/cis690
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ABSTRACT Q fever is a zoonosis caused by Coxiella burnetii, a unique bacterium that is widespread but infrequently associated with human illness or outbreaks. We report on evidence of infection with C. burnetii in a small group of regular consumers of raw (unpasteurized) milk from the same dairy in Michigan.

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