Introduction: Q fever


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Q fever: Bacterial infection from sheep or dairy animals

Q fever: Q fever is a zoonotic disease caused by Coxiella burnetii, a species of bacteria that is distributed globally.  In 1999, Q fever became a notifiable disease in the United States but reporting is not required in many other countries. Because the disease is underreported, scientists cannot reliably assess how many cases of Q fever have actually occurred worldwide.  Many human infections are inapparent. 1

Researching symptoms of Q fever: Further information about the symptoms of Q fever is available including a list of symptoms of Q fever, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Treatments for Q fever: Various information is available about treatments available for Q fever, prevention of Q fever, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Q fever: Research more detailed information about the causes of Q fever, or other general information about Q fever.

Statistics and Q fever: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Q fever, prevalence and incidence statistics for Q fever, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

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Last revision: June 10, 2003

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