Q fever

Overview

Q fever is spread to humans by animals, most commonly sheep, goats, and cattle. It's caused by inhaling dust particles contaminated by infected animals. High-risk occupations include farming, veterinary medicine, and animal research.

Symptoms

Symptoms, if any, include fever, cough, nausea, and fatigue.

Treatments

Q fever is treated with the antibiotic doxycycline.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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