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5 Facts you should know about

Q fever

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1

Caused by infection with Coxiella burnetii.

2

It may be found in cattle, sheep, goats,

and other domestic mammals, including cats and dogs.

3

The infection results from inhalation

of a spore-like small-cell variant.

4

Rarely, the disease is tick-borne.

5

The incubation period is 9–40 days.

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