Q Fever

Q Fever: Is a infectious disease
caused by an organism called Coxiella Burnetii. This type of bacteria usually
lives in domestic animal such as; cows, goats and sheep. It can also
be found with wild animals, dogs, cats and ticks. Q Fever can cause
Pneumonia and Hepatitis. Q Fever is found more in people who works with
live stocks, farm workers and Veterinarians, who come in contact with blood,
tissues and feces of infected animals. It is found in unpasteurized milk
from infected cow and or goats. It can also be found in soil that has been
contaminated with this bacteria.


* symptoms usually develops 72 hours after coming in contact
with the bacteria and up to 30 days later

Flu like symptoms such as; fever, chills, muscle and joint pains

Dry cough

Chest pain

Abdominal pain

May show signs of hepatitis (jaudance)

If untreated, the patient can develop complications such as:



Chronic Hepatitis



Controlling the symptoms and the use of Antimicrobials

Your doctor will probably do lab work, and or chest X-ray

* Call your doctor if you think you may have been exposed to
the bacteria ( Coxiella Burnetii ) Promptly.