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Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2008 Sep;22(3):505-14, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2008.03.002.

Q fever.

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Unité des Rickettsies, Institut Federatif de Recherche 48, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, Universite de la Mediterranee, Unite Mixte de Recherche 6236, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille cedex 5, France.

Abstract

Q fever is a worldwide zoonosis caused by the pathogen Coxiella burnetii causing acute and chronic clinical manifestations. The name "Q fever" derives from "Query fever" and was given in 1935 following an outbreak of febrile illness in an abattoir in Queensland, Australia. C burnetii is considered a potential agent of bioterrorism (class B by the Centers for Disease Control).

PMID:
18755387
DOI:
10.1016/j.idc.2008.03.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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