High fever Severe headache Chills Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea Abdominal pain Chest pain What are the symptoms?
After someone breathes in Coxiella burnetii, a bacteria in the waste of an infected animal Or through tick bites, unpasteurized milk/dairy products What is the cause?
What is the frequency that this disease occurs? Although Q Fever was very high in 2007, in 2008 it was stopped in the acute or early stages with some cases of chronic Q Fever Retrieved from:http://www.cdc.gov/qfever/stats/index.html
Occupation: working around animals and animal products Location: Living near a farm or farming facility Heart valve disease, Blood vessel abnormalities, and Weakened immune systems What are the risk factors?
UUsing the patient’s history and physical examination LLooking at routine blood test How is the disease diagnosed?
Taking a dosage of Doxycycline is recommended for adults and children or both Doxycycline & Hydroxychloroquine to treat chronic Q Fever What is the treatment?
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 28 Mar. 2013. Web. 16 Aug. 2013. Number of U.S. Q Fever Cases. Digital image. N.p., 19 Dec. 2012. Web. 16 Aug. 2013. Staff, Mayo Clinic. "Definition." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 07 July 2011. Web. 16 Aug. 2013. References