Emergence of Coxiella burnetii in Ruminants on Reunion Island? Prevalence and Risk Factors

@inproceedings{Cardinale2014EmergenceOC,
  title={Emergence of Coxiella burnetii in Ruminants on Reunion Island? Prevalence and Risk Factors},
  author={Eric Cardinale and Olivier Esnault and Marina B{\'e}ral and Florence Naz{\'e} and Alain Michault},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2014}
}
Q fever is a widespread zoonosis that is caused by Coxiella burnetii (C. burnetii), and ruminants are identified as the main sources of human infections. Some human cases have been described, but very limited information was available about Q fever in ruminants on Reunion Island, a tropical island in the Indian Ocean. A cross-sectional study was undertaken from March 2011 to August 2012 to assess the Q fever prevalence and to identify the major risk factors of C. burnetii infection in ruminants… CONTINUE READING

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