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An infectious fever caused by the bacterium "Coxiella burnetii", which may be transmitted to humans from cattle, sheep, and other domesticated animals.
- ‘The attackers would have little concern of being exposed to secondary infection because Q fever is not communicable.’
- ‘Persistent infections in humans can lead to a chronic form of Q fever.’
- ‘You can catch Q fever by eating or touching contaminated meat.’
- ‘‘I came back from Nepal with one of the most rare diseases on the planet - Q fever,’ said Nigel, wrapped up in a blanket.’
- ‘There were 31 registered cases of Marseilles fever in the past week and one case of Q fever.’
1930s: from Q for query + fever.
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