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Q fever


Other Names for this Disease
  • Q fever pneumonia
  • Coxiella Burnetii fever
  • Query fever
  • Coxiellosis
  • Infection due to Coxiella burnetii
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News & Events


ORDR Co-Sponsored Conferences

  • 2016 Rare Disease Day at NIH, Monday, February 29, 2016
    Location: Building 10, Masur Auditorium, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
    Description: The 2016 Rare Disease Day at NIH will take place on February 29. The event, sponsored by NCATS and the NIH Clinical Center, aims to raise awareness about rare diseases, the patients they affect and the research collaborations that are addressing rare disease challenges. The day will feature tours, posters and exhibits, and presentations.

  • Rickettsiales: Disease Models, Immunity and Vaccine Development, Saturday, June 20, 2015 - Tuesday, June 23, 2015
    Location: Lake Tahoe, CA
    Description: <span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Times New Roman,serif;">The need for new disease models, information on immune responses, and vaccine development for the above &ldquo;rickettsial and related diseases&rdquo; was addressed in a 2011 Institute of Medicine (IOM) workshop on tick-borne diseases.&nbsp; Filling these knowledge gaps has remained slow due to the intracellular nature of the above pathogens. They can be difficult to grow and maintain, some require high level biocontainment, and all are difficult to manipulate genetically.&nbsp; Therefore even the most basic research has lagged behind that of more traditionally extracellular bacteria. Recent advances in the field, however, have made studying these bacteria easier (though not easy), and the field is poised for substantial advancements if the right researchers can be brought to the bench to address the most pressing questions.</span>

  • Encouraging Young Investigators in Rickettsial and Related Disease Research, Saturday, June 15, 2013 - Sunday, June 16, 2013
    Location: Portland, ME
    Description: Over the past few years the field has benefited from a few young investigators who have brought new approaches to cell biology and vector molecular biology to the forefront. Our hope is to continue this trend by encouraging the involvement of young scientists in a research field that in many ways is more difficult to study than other disciplines in microbiology or other relevant sciences.

Other Names for this Disease
  • Q fever pneumonia
  • Coxiella Burnetii fever
  • Query fever
  • Coxiellosis
  • Infection due to Coxiella burnetii
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.