Coxiella burnetii Seroprevalence in Small Ruminants in The Gambia

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

37 Citations (Scopus)


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
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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


Dive into the research topics of 'Coxiella burnetii Seroprevalence in Small Ruminants in The Gambia'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this