Detection of Coxiella burnetii DNA in the environment during and after a large Q fever epidemic in the Netherlands.

  title={Detection of Coxiella burnetii DNA in the environment during and after a large Q fever epidemic in the Netherlands.},
  author={Arnout de Bruin and Ingmar Janse and Marina Koning and Lianne de Heer and Rozemarijn Q. J. van der Plaats and Jeroen van Leuken and Bart J. van Rotterdam},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  volume={114 5},
AIM To investigate the Coxiella burnetii DNA content in environmental samples that may contribute to the transmission of C. burnetii. METHODS AND RESULTS During a large Q fever outbreak in the Netherlands, surface swabs and aerosol samples were collected inside stables and around six Q fever-affected ruminant farms, which are located in municipalities varying in Q fever incidence. After the outbreak in 2010, aerosol samples were collected in the same geographical areas. The use of an… CONTINUE READING
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