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Coxiella burnetii infections (Q fever) 

Coxiella burnetii infections (Q fever)

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Coxiella burnetii infections (Q fever)
Author(s):

T.J. Marrie

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070641_update_003

July 30, 2015: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

Update:

Chapter reviewed in December 2013—minor alterations made.

Updated on 27 Feb 2014. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 25 July 2017

Q fever is a zoonosis caused by Coxiella burnetii, an intracellular Gram-negative spore-forming bacterium, the common animal reservoirs of which are cattle, sheep, and goats, although in a large outbreak in the Netherlands it appears that rats, Rattus norvegicus and R. rattus, may have played a role in the spread of the condition. ...

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