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Q fever: Introduction

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 ... more about Q fever.

Q fever: A disease caused by Coxiella burnetti which causes fever, headache and muscle pain. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Q fever is available below.

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Causes of Q fever

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Prognosis for Q fever

Prognosis for Q fever: In general, most patients will recover to good health within several months without any treatment. Only 1%-2% of people with acute Q fever die of the disease. (Source: excerpt from Q Fever: DVRD)

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Article Excerpts about 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. (Source: excerpt from Q Fever: DVRD)

Definitions of Q fever:

Acute infectious disease caused by Coxiella burnetii; characterized by a sudden onset of fever,headache, malaise, and weakness; in humans, it is commonly contracted by inhalation of infected dusts derived from infected domestic animals. - (Source - Diseases Database)

An acute disease resembling influenza - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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