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Prevention

  • Q fever vaccines are not available in the United States.
  • Reduce your risk of getting Q fever by avoiding contact with animals, especially while animals are giving birth. Animals can be infected with Coxiella¬†burnetii and appear healthy.
  • Do not consume raw milk or raw milk products.
  • If you have been diagnosed with Q fever and have a history of heart valve disease, blood vessel abnormalities, a weakened immune system, or are pregnant, talk to your healthcare provider about your risk for developing chronic Q fever.
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