Prevalence of Coxiella burnetii in bovine placentas in Hungary and Slovakia: Detection of a novel sequence type - Short communication.

  title={Prevalence of Coxiella burnetii in bovine placentas in Hungary and Slovakia: Detection of a novel sequence type - Short communication.},
  author={Attila Dobos and Istv{\'a}n Fodor},
  journal={Acta veterinaria Hungarica},
Cotyledons (n = 167) from 30 Hungarian and 5 Slovakian dairy cattle herds were analysed for Coxiella burnetii by real-time PCR targeting the IS1111 gene. Eighty (88.9%) out of the 90 cotyledons from retained placentas and 31 (40.3%) out of the 77 cotyledons from normally separated placentas tested positive. Seventeen out of the 80 positive samples (21.3%) originating from retained placentas were found to be highly loaded with C. burnetii with a cycle threshold (Ct) value lower than or equal to… 

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