volume 24, issue 1, P27-41 2010
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2009.10.004
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Thomas J. Marrie

Abstract: Q fever is a disease found in both humans and animals, caused by the bacterium Coxiella burnetii. The epidemiology of Q fever is that of the animal reservoirs of the infection including both direct and indirect contact and use of a variety of products from such animals as cattle, sheep, and goats. Pneumonia is the major manifestation of Q fever in some countries. It is mild to moderate in severity, and mortality is unusual. It can occur as sporadic or outbreak cases.