Molecular investigation into the presence of a Coxiella sp. in Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks in Australia.

@article{Oskam2017MolecularII,
  title={Molecular investigation into the presence of a Coxiella sp. in Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks in Australia.},
  author={Charlotte L. Oskam and Alexander William Gofton and Telleasha L. Greay and Rongchang Yang and Stephen L. Doggett and U Ryan and Peter John Irwin},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={201},
  pages={141-145}
}
Q fever is an infectious disease with a global distribution caused by the intracellular bacterium, Coxiella burnetii, which has been detected in a large number of tick species worldwide, including the brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus. Recent reports of a high seroprevalance of C. burnetii in Australian dogs, along with the identification of… CONTINUE READING