Seroprevalence of Coxiella burnetii in domestic ruminants in Gran Canaria Island, Spain.

@article{Rodrguez2010SeroprevalenceOC,
  title={Seroprevalence of Coxiella burnetii in domestic ruminants in Gran Canaria Island, Spain.},
  author={No{\'e} Francisco Rodr{\'i}guez and Cristina Carranza and Margarita Bola{\~n}os and Jos{\'e}-Lu{\'i}s P{\'e}rez-Arellano and Cristian Guti{\'e}rrez},
  journal={Transboundary and emerging diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={57 1-2},
  pages={66-7}
}
Coxiella burnetii is the causative agent of Q fever, a zoonosis with worldwide occurrence. In the Canary Islands, the overall seroprevalence in humans has been estimated to be 21.5%. Gran Canaria island concentrates the highest ruminant population in the archipelago and the prevalence of the human infection is 23.5%. To evaluate the seroprevalence in livestock and the affected areas in Gran Canaria island, a total of 1249 ruminants were randomly selected for this study (733 goats, 369 sheep and… CONTINUE READING