Seroprevalence of Q-fever in Algeria.

  title={Seroprevalence of Q-fever in Algeria.},
  author={Abdelmadjid Lacheheb and Didier Raoult},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  volume={15 Suppl 2},
Q-fever was first described in 1937 by Derrick. It is a zoonosis with a worldwide distribution [1]. The main reservoir of Coxiella burnetii is represented by livestock and domestic animals. Humans are infected essentially through inhaling infectious aerosols at parturition or at slaughter. The second, much rarer, route of contamination is by ingestion of contaminated non-pasteurized dairy products [1]. The main characteristic of Q-fever is its clinical polymorphism. In Algeria, Q-fever exists… CONTINUE READING

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