Q Fever

Q fever is a disease caused by the bacterium Coxiella burnetiiC. burnetii occurs worldwide and is generally spread to humans from a range of infected animals, such as goats, sheep, cows, cats, dogs, rodents, and some birds. 

 

Q fever in Ireland:

Q fever 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number of notifications 0 4 6 2 0
Crude incidence rate / 100,000 population 0.00 0.08 0.13 0.04 0.00

Data extracted from CIDR: 02/01/2019

Last updated: 02/01/2019