Q Fever In Alberta--Infection In Humans And Animals


The presence of Q fever antibodies in the milk of cattle in Alberta is described. The incidence of positive milk samples rose from 0.8% of herds tested in 1959 to 7.7% in 1964. The largest number of infected animals is in the southern part of the province. A case of Q fever in an infant is reported. Studies on milk from dairy cattle in the area were negative for Q fever antibodies, and the source of human infection has not yet been determined. Tables. Bibliography.