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    Spain: 8 cases of Q fever reported in the Principality of Asturias
    by News Desk
    April 3, 2022

    Health officials report investigating the source of eight cases of Q fever detected in the last week in different areas of Asturias to prevent its spread, according to an El Comercio report.

    It was the health professionals of the San Agustín de Avilés Hospital who sounded the alarm when five patients were admitted in a few days with symptoms compatible with ‘Q fever’.

    “This is an outbreak with a single source of infection,” explained the head of Epidemiological Surveillance of the Principality, Mario Margolles. Although doctors from the Avilesian hospital assure that “only two of the patients are related to each other.”

    Margolles noted, “we are looking at the cases that exist throughout Asturias.” The Avilés outbreak is already under control, but we still “have three other cases in which we are trying to identify the source”...

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