Volume 90, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Oropharyngeal swabs collected from patients with Q fever from France and from febrile patients from Senegal were tested by molecular assays for One positive result (0.08%) occurred for only one patient with acute Q fever. Throat swabs cannot replace blood serum samples as diagnostic tools for Q fever.


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  • Received : 23 Aug 2013
  • Accepted : 17 Sep 2013
  • Published online : 08 Jan 2014

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