ROSS B. DENLINGER, M.D.
Q fever was first recognized in this area by Dr. Frank Young of Artesia, Los Angeles County, in May 1947. Subsequently over 300 cases of Q fever have been diagnosed and confirmed by serologic tests in Southern California.1 This was the first time this disease had been diagnosed in the general population anywhere in the United States.
Two previous naturally occurring outbreaks of Q fever were known to have taken place in the United States. Both of these were of explosive onset and were limited to persons handling cattle enroute to or during slaughter. The first of these outbreaks occurred
DENLINGER RB. CLINICAL ASPECTS OF Q FEVER IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA; A STUDY OF 80 HOSPITALIZED CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;30:510–527. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-3-510
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(3):510-527.
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