surveys on coxiella burnetii infections in swedish cattle, sheep, goats and moose.q fever is a zoonotic disease caused by the bacterium coxiella burnetii. prevalence data in ruminant species are important to support risk assessments regarding public and animal health. the aim was to investigate the presence of or exposure to c. burnetii in cattle, sheep, goats and moose, and to compare two enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (elisas). national surveys of antibodies against c. burnetii were performed for dairy cattle (n=1537), dairy goats (n=58) and sheep (n=518). bovine sample ...201425007979
relative contributions of neighbourhood and animal movements to coxiella burnetii infection in dairy cattle herds.q fever in dairy cattle herds occurs mainly after inhalation of contaminated aerosols generated from excreta by shedder animals. propagation of coxiella burnetii, the cause of the disease between ruminant herds could result from transmission between neighbouring herds and/or the introduction of infected shedder animals in healthy herds. the objective of this study were (i) to describe the spatial distribution c. burnetii-infected dairy cattle herds in two different regions: the finistère distric ...201424893024
epidemiology of q fever in sweden.q fever is known to be a worldwide disease, with sweden supposed to be one of a few exceptions. the purpose of this pilot study was to elucidate whether or not a potential risk group for obtaining q fever in sweden was seropositive to the causative agent coxiella burnetii. blood samples were collected from sheep farmers on the island of gotland, and from members of their families. serum samples were examined by elisa for the presence of antibodies against c. burnetii, phases i and ii. positive r ...19911853162
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