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Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Q fever 10/06/2012
Query fever Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Q fever is found around the world and is caused by the bacteria Coxiella burnetii . The bacteria infects sheep, goats, cattle, dogs, cats, birds, rodents, and ticks , as well as some other animals. Infected animals shed this bacteria in: Birth products Feces Milk Urine Humans usually get Q fever by breathing in contaminated droplets released by infected animals.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Q fever - early 08/15/2012
Q fever is an infectious disease that is spread by domestic and wild animals and ticks. Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Q fever is caused by the bacteria Coxiella burnetii , which lives in domestic animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, birds, and cats. Some wild animals and ticks also carry the bacteria. You can get Q fever by drinking raw (unpasteurized) milk, or after inhaling dust or droplets in the air that are contaminated with infected animal feces, blood, or birth products.