Q-fever meaning

An infectious disease caused by the rickettsia Coxiella burnetii that is characterized by fever, malaise, and muscular pains.
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A mild illness characterized by fever, headache, muscular pains, and pneumonia, transmitted by contact or ticks, and caused by a rickettsia (Coxiella burnetii)
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An infectious disease of humans characterized by fever, malaise, muscle pain, and sometimes chronic endocarditis, caused by a bacterium (Coxiella burnetii) that infects many animal species. It is transmitted to humans chiefly by inhalation of contaminated air from infected domestic animals, as on farms.
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(pathology) An infectious disease, resembling influenza, caused by the bacterium Coxiella burnetii.
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Origin of q-fever

q(uery) (because originally the infectious agent was unknown) fever