Q fever: An emerging problem in low and middle-income countries and the need for improved vaccines

Despite the growing evidence of the importance of Q fever in resource limited settings, there is currently little active control of Q fever in sub-Saharan Africa, which is exemplified by a recent systematic review of C. burnetii epidemiology in Africa which failed to identify a single disease control study in the scientific literature.

Diagnosis and Management of Q Fever – United States, 2013: Recommendations from CDC and the Q Fever Working Group

This report provides recommendations issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for Q fever recognition, clinical and laboratory diagnosis, treatment, management, and reporting for health-care personnel and public health professionals. The guidelines address treatment of acute and chronic phases of Q fever illness in children, adults, and pregnant women, as well as management of occupational exposures.