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What is Q Fever?
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What is Q fever?

Q fever is a serious infection which is caused by a bacteria (Coxiella burnetii). This bacteria is found in infected animals and is then passed onto humans, who are similarly infected.

People can be infected by the bacteria that causes Q fever by unintentionally inhaling tiny droplets of the infected bacteria when bodily fluids such as faeces, urine and birth material especially are excreted by an infected animal.

Q fever can be either one of the following types:

Both acute and chronic Q fever can cause death if the bacteria proliferates too quickly and medication is not prescribed quickly enough. The incidence of death due to Q fever is about 1-2% of all reported cases of the condition.


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  Last reviewed: 24 November 2007 || Last updated: 8 February 2009


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