Q fever found on Limburg goat farm

A goat farm in the southern province of Limburg has been quarantined following an outbreak of the flu-like disease Q fever, news agency ANP reports on Monday.

The farm, which has 1,000 animals, is the second where Q fever has been found this year, ANP says. Last year there was an outbreak in Nood-Brabant province.
Q fever is spread by livestock which shed the bacteria in urine, faeces, birth products and milk.
The disease, which leads to spontaneous abortion in sheep and goats, causes flu-like symptoms in humans but can lead to lung infections.

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