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Q fever

Coxiella burnetii is the agent associated with Q fever. Domestic animals are the usual exposure sources for humans. Small ruminants, as in this case, are a particular risk. For more details, please refer to an overview of Q Fever, published in the Australian Journal of General Practice.

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Immunohistochemical detection of Coxiella burnetii in resected cardiac valve of a 60-year-old man with Q fever endocarditis.

Photo: Mahamat A, et al. Emerg Infect Dis,. 2013 Jul.