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Q fever

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Introduction
Q fever is an infection caused by Coxiella burnetii (C. burnetii) bacteria. The infection is carried by animals, most commonly sheep, cattle and goats.
Symptoms of Q fever
Q fever is usually a short-term infection that lasts for about two weeks.
Causes of Q fever
Q fever is caused by bacteria known as Coxiella burnetii (C. burnetii). The bacteria are usually spread to animals by infected ticks.
Treating Q fever
Most people who develop Q fever get better without treatment within two weeks.
Preventing Q fever
If you work with animals, your employer must make sure that preventative measures are in place to reduce your risk of getting Q fever.