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Q fever (Coxiella burnetii)

2009 Case Definition

CSTE Position Statement(s)

  • 09-ID-54

Subtype(s)

  • Q fever acute
  • Q fever chronic

Exposure

Exposure is usually via aerosol, is broadly interpreted, and may be unknown (especially for chronic infection), but often includes the presence of goats, sheep, or other livestock, especially during periods of parturition. Direct contact with animals is not required, and variable incubation periods may be dose dependent.

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