Q Fever Definition

A mild illness characterized by fever, headache, muscular pains, and pneumonia, transmitted by contact or ticks, and caused by a rickettsia (Coxiella burnetii)
Webster's New World

Origin of Q Fever

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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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