Self-management

Prevention

A Q fever vaccine has been developed in Australia for people who have high-risk occupations, but it's not available in the U.S.

Whether you're at high risk of Q fever or not, it's important to use only pasteurized milk and pasteurized milk products. Pasteurization is a process that kills bacteria.

Aug. 29, 2017
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