European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
An agency of the European Union
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Q fever. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for
2016. Stockholm: ECDC; 2019.
For 2016, 1 102 cases of Q fever were reported in the EU/EEA, 1 058 (96%) of which were confirmed.
Disease / public health area
Human infection with Q fever is normally caused by contact with an infected animal, most commonly sheep, goats and cattle.