From Q Fever to Coxiella burnetii Infection: a Paradigm Change.

  title={From Q Fever to Coxiella burnetii Infection: a Paradigm Change.},
  author={Carole Eldin and Cl{\'e}a M{\'e}lenotte and Oleg Mediannikov and {\'E}ric Ghigo and Matthieu Million and Sophie Edouard and J M Mege and Max Maurin and Didier Raoult},
  journal={Clinical microbiology reviews},
  volume={30 1},
Coxiella burnetii is the agent of Q fever, or "query fever," a zoonosis first described in Australia in 1937. Since this first description, knowledge about this pathogen and its associated infections has increased dramatically. We review here all the progress made over the last 20 years on this topic. C. burnetii is classically a strict intracellular, Gram-negative bacterium. However, a major step in the characterization of this pathogen was achieved by the establishment of its axenic culture… CONTINUE READING
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