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Rare Q Fever Killed 2 in Nevada, Infected 8

A rare bacterial disease known as Q fever is turning up in a rural northern Nevada county that also is home to a childhood leukemia cluster, according to a published report.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reported Saturday that Nevada had eight reported cases of Q fever in 2007, six of them in Churchill County. In 2006, the state had seven reported cases, all of them in Churchill County. .

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