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Coxiella burnetii infections (Q fever) 

Coxiella burnetii infections (Q fever)
Coxiella burnetii infections (Q fever)

T.J. Marrie


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


Chapter reviewed in December 2013—minor alterations made.

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date: 19 September 2021

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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