Coxiella burnetii Seroprevalence in Small Ruminants in The Gambia

M. Klaassen, Hendrik-Jan Roest, W. van der Hoek, B. Goossens, A. Secka, A. Stegeman

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Abstract

Q fever is a zoonosis caused by Coxiella burnetii, a Gram negative bacterium present worldwide. Small ruminants are considered the main reservoirs for infection of humans. This study aimed to estimate the extent of C. burnetii infection among sheep and goats in part of The Gambia.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere85424
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • hospitalized febrile patients
  • q-fever
  • domestic ruminants
  • northern tanzania
  • goats
  • netherlands
  • prevalence
  • antibodies
  • diagnosis
  • children

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