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Q fever increasing in humans
Q fever increasing in humans








The European Commission asked EFSA to provide urgent scientific advice to inform possible EU risk management measures  with regards to human Q fever cases.








Following the increase of Q fever cases in humans reported in 2008 and in particular in the last months of 2009 in some EU Member States, the European Commission asked EFSA to provide urgent scientific advice. The   EFSA’s Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW) will lead the work with the support of the Panel on Biological Hazard Panel (BIOHAZ) and in close collaboration with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). A scientific opinion is expected by the end of April 2010.
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