Coxiella burnetii

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Cox·i·el·la bur·ne·ti·i

a bacterial species that causes Q fever in humans; it is more resistant than other rickettsiae and may be passed in aerosols as well as in living vectors. Acute pneumonia and chronic endocarditis are also associated with this species. The type species of the genus Coxiella.

Coxiella burnetii

a gram-negative bacterium that grows preferentially in the vacuoles of the host cell and causes Q fever. It is distributed globally. Humans are very susceptible to infection, and the infectious dose may be very low. Also called Rickettsia burnetii.

Coxiella burnetii

Infectious disease The single species of genus Coxiella, family Rickettsiaceae, a short, rod-shaped bacterium; it is global in distribution, causes Q fever, spreads by aerosol, primarily infects cattle, sheep, goats, multiplies well in the placenta, and is shed during parturition. See Q fever.

Cox·i·el·la bur·ne·ti·i

(kok-sē-el'ă bŭr-nē'shē-ī)
A species that causes Q fever in humans. It is more resistant than other rickettsiae and may be passed in aerosols as well as living vectors. Acute pneumonia and chronic endocarditis are also associated with this species. The type species of the genus Coxiella.
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