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Q fever




Also known as query fever, an infectious disease due to a small bacterium Coxiella burnetti, causing fever, headache, and often dry cough and chest pain. It is transmitted by ticks from various farm animals and is common among farm workers and veterinarians. Symptoms develop suddenly about 20 days after infection. Its course is benign but tetracyclines may be used in treatment.


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