Q Fever

Q fever is a disease caused by a bacteria, Coxiella burnetti, which is carried by a number of animals, most commonly goats, cows, and sheep.

  1. Transmission
  2. Signs & Symptoms
  3. Treatment
  4. Prevention

Q fever is primarily spread by farm animals.  While a number of animals are able to carry Q fever, it is most commonly seen in farm animals. Infected animals will pass the bacteria in urine, feces, milk, and birth products. People are typically exposed to Q fever when they inhale contaminated particles in the air or come into direct contact with contaminated materials.

  1. Office of Epidemiology & Data Services

    Physical Address
    4041 N Central Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85012

    Fax 602-372-8935