Q Fever is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Coxiella burnetii. Reservoir animals include sheep, cattle, goats, cats and dogs. It is transmitted to humans by inhaling dust contaminated by infected animals’ urine, milk, feces and other fluids or by direct contact with these contaminated items. Symptoms include fever, chills, headache, weakness and muscle pain.
PHO Grand Rounds: Listeriosis in Ontario
This presentation provides a summary of listeriosis in Ontario from 2008 to the present. We focus on behavioral risk factors that have been identified among cases over this time period. We also highlight a recent Health Canada study which examines consumer behavior, knowledge and attitudes regarding listeriosis.