I have been struggling with Lyme, MS and Hashimoto's disease since 2003. Had a very good year this year, however, on Ceftin, but progressively went downhill late fall/early winter. My doctor in NY ran a battery of tests mid-December. Came back as positive, once again, for Lyme, borderline positive for Bartonella and now also positive for Q Fever. My result was 1:1024, which is extremely high, almost six-fold of what a normal positive would be.
Has anyone been tested, treated, or diagnosed for Q Fever? I am being referred to an infectious disease specialist on Staten Island, but traveling from PA is difficult. I don't have any recollection of a high fever, which is a classic symptom of the disease. Heard from the PA DOH, but not very helpful, as this is the first time the DOH nurse ever handled the reporting of this disease. Am waiting for my entire family to also be tested.
FYI: Q Fever is a Class 3 biological warfare agent. (Anyone read Lab 257??)