Seroepidemiology of Coxiella burnetii among wildlife in Nova Scotia.

  title={Seroepidemiology of Coxiella burnetii among wildlife in Nova Scotia.},
  author={Tom Marrie and John Embil and Laura A. Yates},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={49 5},
We used an indirect immunofluorescence assay to determine antibody titers to phase I and phase II Coxiella burnetii antigens in serum samples from a variety of wild animals in Nova Scotia. Forty-nine percent of the hares, 16.5% of the moose, 7.1% of the raccoons, and 1.5% of the white-tailed deer tested had antibodies to phase I antigen. We conclude that there is extensive infection of the hare population by C. burnetii, with lesser degrees of infection of the moose, raccoon, and deer… CONTINUE READING