Q Fever: Control Measures Overview for Clinicians
- In farm settings, minimize contact with the placenta, birth products, fetal membranes, and aborted fetuses of sheep, cattle, and goats.
- Quarantine new introductions of ruminants to prevent infection in herds that have not been previously exposed.
- Depopulation of livestock from infected herds is not usually recommended, as it is very difficult to remove Q fever from a ruminant herd.
- NIOSH Interim Recommendations for Selection and Use of Protective Clothing and Respirators Against Biological Agents
- "Biosafety Concerns" section of "Medical Examiners, Coroners, and Biologic Terrorism: A Guidebook for Surveillance and Case Management"
MMWR 2004 Jun 11;53(RR-8):13-15.
- MMWR: Recognition of Illness Associated with
the Intentional Release of a Biologic Agent
MMWR 2001 Oct 19;50(41):893-897.
- Most people will experience normal emotional distress following exposure to the perceived or actual intentional release of a pathogen. A few will develop psychological illness depending on the circumstances of their exposure. Specific psychotherapeutic or psychopharmacologic treatments might be useful to treat post-traumatic stress disorders, anxiety disorders, or depression that might occur in some patients in the aftermath of exposure.
- For more information, see the following:
- Disaster Mental Health Resources
- Coping With a Traumatic Event: Information for Health Professionals
- Mental Health Aspects of Terrorism
(from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration)
- Page last updated August 25, 2006
- Page last reviewed September 28, 2007
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