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Q fever

Last Modified: Thu, 17 May 2018 10:00:18 IST
Disease name Q fever
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Definition Query (Q) fever (or Coxiellosis) is a zoonosis that occurs in most countries. Humans generally acquire infection through air-borne transmission from animal reservoirs, especially from domestic ruminants, but other domestic and wildlife animals (pets, rabbits, birds, etc.) can be involved. The causal agent is the obligate intracellular bacterium, Coxiella burnetii, which displays different morphological forms in its developmental cycle. Some forms can survive extracellularly and even accumulate in the environment
Status in Ireland
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
DAFM Division Responsible RVL Division
Contact Mícheál Casey SSRO
Legislation
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Health_standards/tahm/2.01.12_Q-FEVER.pdf
Publications