CHARLES G. SPICKNALL, M.D.; ROBERT J. HUEBNER, M.D.; JAMES A. FINGER, M.D.; WILLIAM P. BLOCKER, M.D.
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At the end of the first week of February 1946, a febrile illness began to appear among the workers in Building No. 55 of the National Institute of Health where research was being done on the rickettsia of Q fever. Eighteen cases occurred in an explosive manner between February 6 and February 11, 1946. By May 31 the total number of cases reached 47. This paper deals with the clinical characteristics shown by 45 of the 47 cases.
Epidemiological1 and laboratory2 aspects of the outbreak are considered in the other papers in this series. The recent report of a number
SPICKNALL CG, HUEBNER RJ, FINGER JA, BLOCKER WP. REPORT OF AN OUTBREAK OF Q FEVER AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH. I. CLINICAL FEATURES1. Ann Intern Med. ;27:28–40. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-27-1-28
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;27(1):28-40.
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