The first serologic study of Q fever in sheep in Iran

  title={The first serologic study of Q fever in sheep in Iran},
  author={Ehsanollah Sakhaee and Mohammad Khalili},
  journal={Tropical Animal Health and Production},
Coxiella burnetii is an obligate intracellular microorganism that causes Q fever in humans and animals. In ewes, C. burnetii infections are generally asymptomatic, but they can lead to abortions, stillbirths, and delivery of weak and unviable lambs. Serological assays are suitable for screening herds. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) technique has a high sensitivity and a good specificity. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of anti-C. burnetii antibodies among sheep… CONTINUE READING
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