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 Rounds: PIDAC’s Interim Guide for Infection Prevention and Control of Candida auris
Candida auris (C. auris) is an emerging fungal pathogen capable of causing invasive disease, particularly in critically ill patient populations.