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Diagnosis and Management of Q Fever — United States, 2013

MMWR Recommendations and Reports March 29, 2013 V.62  N.RR-3  P.1-23

Recommendations from CDC and the Q Fever Working Group 

Q fever is a zoonotic disease caused by the bacterium Coxiella burnetii. Transmission occurs primarily through inhalation of aerosols from contaminated soil or animal waste. No licensed vaccine is available in the United States.

This report provides the first national recommendations issued by CDC for Q fever recognition, clinical and laboratory diagnosis, treatment, management, and reporting for health-care personnel and public health professionals.

The guidelines address treatment of acute and chronic phases of Q fever illness in children, adults, and pregnant women, as well as management of occupational exposures.

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http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/rr6203.pdf

March 28, 2013 at 4:02 pm


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