Q fever is a disease caused by a bacteria that is found in some animals such as goats, sheep, and cattle and wildlife such as bighorn sheep or mountain goats. People become infected by breathing in dust that has been contaminated by infected animal feces (poop), urine (pee), milk, and birth products; through direct contact (touching, being licked, etc.); or by eating contaminated raw dairy products (milk or cheese).
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Carson City, Douglas and Lyon Counties
Carson City Health & Human Services (CCHHS)
Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
Washoe County Health District (WCHD)
All Other Counties
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH)