The authors describe the clinical aspects and epidemiology of Q fever in the Ukrainian SSR and neighbouring territories of the Russian SFSR. Using clinico-epidemiological data as corresponding criteria for the diagnosis of infection by means of adequate laboratory diagnostic tests permitted to increase the detection rate of Q fever.
[Discussions on reports presented at the joint session of the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of the USSR on "Health and education of preschool children" in Gorky, September 5-7, 1978].
For the first time Q-fever was diagnosed in the East Region of the USSR. Criteria system on selection of patients with vague diagnosis for laboratory examination on Q-fever was worked out and "risk" groups were determined by analysing 204 cases of Cocciellosis and studying of immunological structure.