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noun, Pathology.
an acute, influenzalike disease caused by the rickettsia Coxiella burnetti.
an acute disease characterized by fever and pneumonia, transmitted to man by the rickettsia Coxiella burnetii

Q fever n.
An infectious disease caused by the rickettsia Coxiella burnetii, characterized by fever, malaise, and muscular pains.


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