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 Definition Disease caused by infection with the rickettsia Coxiella burnetii, a bacterium that affects both humans and animals, resulting in a rash, fever, malaise, and muscular pains. [d] [e]
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This is an experiment in paired pathogen and disease articles

Please read Coxiella burnetii and Q fever together, and help me work out formats, and how much overlap, there should exist between the article on a pathogen and a disease it produces. I'd welcome someone taking on a pathogen that takes produces more than one disease -- should dengue virus have separate articles for dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever?

Howard C. Berkowitz 22:21, 1 June 2008 (CDT)

Fever of Unknown Origin

I think FUO should appear somewhere in this article. Even if it is a link to the main FUO article. Here is an emedicine article on FUO for reference: http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic785.htm . Thoughts? Tom Kelly 22:58, 1 June 2008 (CDT)

Are you thinking that Q fever needs to be considered routinely in severe FUO? Howard C. Berkowitz 23:10, 1 June 2008 (CDT)