An infectious disease caused by the rickettsia Coxiella burnetii that is characterized by fever, malaise, and muscular pains.
A mild illness characterized by fever, headache, muscular pains, and pneumonia, transmitted by contact or ticks, and caused by a rickettsia (Coxiella burnetii)
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.
Origin of q-fever
q(uery) (because originally the infectious agent was unknown) fever