Identification of Novel Coxiella burnetii Genotypes from Ethiopian Ticks

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BACKGROUND Coxiella burnetii, the etiologic agent of Q fever, is a highly infectious zoonotic bacterium. Genetic information about the strains of this worldwide distributed agent circulating on the African continent is limited. The aim of the present study was the genetic characterization of C. burnetii DNA samples detected in ticks collected from Ethiopian… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0113213

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