Q Fever

(Query fever)

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.

 

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Updated 19 June 2019