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:

* 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:
Endocarditis
Encephalitis
Chronic Hepatitis
Osteomylelitis

Treatment:

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.

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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...