Q-fever
An acute zoonotic disease caused by the rickettsia Coxiella burnetii.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • Q-fever — Qˈ fever noun An acute disease characterized by fever and muscular pains, transmitted by the bacterium Coxiella burnetii • • • Main Entry: ↑Q …   Useful english dictionary

  • Q fever — MeshID = D011778 Q fever is a disease caused by infection with Coxiella burnetii , a bacterium that affects both humans and animals. This organism is uncommon but may be found in cattle, sheep, goats and other domestic mammals, including cats and …   Wikipedia

  • Q fever — Pathol. an acute, influenzalike disease caused by the rickettsia Coxiella burnetti. [1935 40; abbrev. of query] * * * ▪ pathology also called  rickettsial pneumonia  or  Balkan grippe        acute, self limited, systemic disease caused by the… …   Universalium

  • Q fever — query fever * * * Q fever n a disease that is characterized by high fever, chills, muscular pains, headache, and sometimes pneumonia, that is caused by a rickettsial bacterium of the genus Coxiella (C. burnetii) of which domestic animals serve as …   Medical dictionary

  • Q fever — KU karštligė statusas T sritis apsauga nuo naikinimo priemonių apibrėžtis Labai sunki ūminė, nekontaktinė užkrečiamoji liga. KU karštligę sukelia riketsijos. Skleidimo būdai – sukėlėjais užkrėstų dulkių arba lašų įkvėpimas, užkrėsto maisto ir… …   Apsaugos nuo naikinimo priemonių enciklopedinis žodynas

  • Q fever — noun an infectious fever caused by rickettsiae. Origin 1930s: from Q for query + fever …   English new terms dictionary

  • Q fever — /ˈkju fivə/ (say kyooh feevuh) noun an infectious disease involving high temperatures and delirium and a long recovery period, first identified in Australia and caused by the organism Coxiella burnetii. {from Q(uery) fever because the cause was… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Q fever — noun Etymology: query Date: 1937 a disease that is characterized by high fever, chills, muscular pains, headache, and sometimes pneumonia, that is caused by a rickettsia (Coxiella burnetii) of which domestic animals serve as reservoirs, and that… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Q fever — • query fever …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • Q fever — n. a mild febrile disease caused by rickettsiae. Etymology: Q = query …   Useful english dictionary

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