Q fever

Q fever is a common zoonosis (infection that could transmit from animals to humans), caused by Coxiella burnetii. Natural reservoirs include several domestic and wild animals, most of which show no signs of disease (although infection can cause abortions). Due to the high resilience in the environment of Coxiella, humans are most often infected by inhalation of aerosols produced in contaminated locations, but other modes of infection have been documented (including food-borne).

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Latest outputs

Publication

The European Union One Health 2018 Zoonoses Report

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Q fever - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017

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Q fever - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016

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The European Union summary report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks in 2017

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Zoonotic diseases: progress has stalled

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Disease networks

European Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net)