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Q Fever

Q fever comes on suddenly. The name of the disease arose before the cause was known. 'Q' stands for 'query'. Fewer than 1% of patients die from it, even if they don't have treatment. If they take antibiotics, the percentage is much less.

There is an effective vaccine against Q fever.