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  • Spain - Outbreak of Q Fever Detected in Bizkaia

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    Outbreak of Q Fever Detected in Bizkaia

    Affects a group of eight workers Plant Mechanical Biological Waste Bilbao and a dozen people connected with sheep farms Berriatua

    09.04.14 | SAN SEBASTIAN

    An outbreak of Q fever has infected eight workers Plant Mechanical Biological Waste Bilbao and a dozen related sheep farms located in the Biscay town of Markina-Bolívar people.

    After the incident the Provincial Council of Bizkaia has decided to temporarily close the plant to draining and disinfection. This action may take several days.

    The source of the outbreak seems to be have been deposited remains of sheep and goats not intended for human consumption (Placenta's? GvdH) in containers for organic waste, domestic garbage.

    The Basque Government and the Provincial Council of Bizkaia work in coordination to control this outbreak. Meanwhile, the Basque Minister of Health, Jon Darpón, said that Q fever is a known disease without severe complications and diagnostic and "relatively easy" treatment. He assured that every year cases of this disease are recorded in spring, related to the time of delivery of cows and sheep, and in this context has placed infected in Markina-Bolívar, which, as pointed out, "it seems that Q fever sufferers, but is still unconfirmed. "

    A different case is what happened in the waste plant, where the origin of the infection was due to have been deposited remains of sheep and goats not intended for human consumption in household waste containers.

    Q fever is caused by bacteria and is common in cattle. It can cause high fever, severe headache, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, among other effects, although for many people is asymptomatic.

    Diario Vasco


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    Re: Spain - Outbreak of Q Fever Detected in Bizkaia

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    EIGHT WORKERS INFECTED

    TMB operators complain that the company requires them to work despite the outbreak of 'Q fever'

    They have concentrated off the facilities on Mount Arraiz to report hazardous conditions and temporary closure order



    TMB operators continue to work in the plant located in Mount Arraiz despite fever outbreak which infected and there are eight employees and is evaluating the status of others while performing analytical 25 to all employees and subcontractors. ELA has reported that employees continue in office, although the Bizkaia Provincial Council yesterday announced the termination of the activity to proceed emptying, cleaning and disinfection in the coming days.

    In a statement, the union explained that a meeting Wednesday with the company where they were told "the stoppage to carry out the cleaning of the plant and this afternoon were to meet Osalan held with all stakeholders to continue the investigation and taking action. "

    However, ELA has said that "while continuing research on the outbreak of Q fever and its consequences, business and political leaders take the decision to halt the activity of face to the public, to move tranquility, while workers still on the ground exposed to the same conditions, and they are forced to start with the cleanup without any training and ensuring that there is no health risk. "
    Therefore, the council has called an urgent complaint concentration of their situation at 14.30 pm today, at the door of the company, which has been backed up by workers.

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      Arraiz: 46 employees were infected with Q fever, according Osalan


      05/23/2014

      In total 112 tests to plant workers, contagion is carried through the air after reaching the contaminated remains of animals in the plant.



      A total of 112 workers at the plant waste treatment Arraiz were analyzed to see if they had Q fever 46 of these workers direon positive. The infections were performed in air and were produced by the remains of infected animals.
      According to information released by Osalan and collected by Euskadi Irratia, a total of 46 workers were positive. Another 12 cases are still being analyzed and other 49 were negative.

      Early infections of Q fever treatment plant residues Arraiz occurred in April. Research conducted by the bacterium Coxiella Osalan Burnetti was the cause of it. This bacteria reached the factory in small remains of dead animals, fetuses and placentas mainly.

      These remains had such a high amount of bacteria that were contaminated at all factory facilities. Meanwhile, workers were infected by air.
      The garbage plant will remain closed until the completion of the cleaning and disinfection.


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