Isolation of Coxiella burnetii from human sources.

  title={Isolation of Coxiella burnetii from human sources.},
  author={Braj Nandan Prasad and N. K. Chandiramani and Archana S. Wagle},
  journal={International journal of zoonoses},
  volume={13 2},
A total of 153 human milk samples were subjected to Capillary Agglutination Test (CAT) for determination of C. burnetii antibodies using phase-I CAT antigen and 22 (14.37%) samples were found to be positive. Twenty two CAT positive milk samples were further processed for the isolation of C. burnetii. Of seven samples positive in first screening, only four revealed presence of C. burnetii by giving specific seroconversion in guineapigs. Similarly, 16 aborted placentas were processed for C… CONTINUE READING
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