It is also called query fever
bacterial infection caused by the bacteria Coxiella burnetii
bacteria are most commonly found in cattle, sheep, and goats
humans infected with Q-fever when they breath dust from animals
a high fever
chills or sweats
chest pain while breathing
shortness of breath
sensitivity to light
animals transmit the bacteria through their urine, feces, milk
bacteria may infect by placenta and amniotic fluid
people who work around sheep
people who work in the dairy industry
people who work in a meat processing facilities
people who work in research laboratories with livestock
people who work in research laboratories with C. burnetii
people who live close to a farm
complete blood cell (CBC) count
Liver function tests
erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
blood antibody test.
intravenous (IV) erythromycin
lysosomal alkalinizing agents (eg, hydroxychloroquine)
Properly disinfect and decontaminate exposed areas.
Properly dispose of all birth materials after a livestock animal has given birth.
Wash your hands properly.
Quarantine infected animals.
Make sure the milk you drink is pasteurized.
Test animals routinely for infection.
Restrict the airflow from barnyards and animal holding facilities to other areas.
wear appropriate protective clothing, such as waterproof gloves and goggles
avoid eating in potentially contaminated areas