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Q fever: a zoonotic infection in animals

New Content ItemQ fever remains a significant public health problem worldwide, with unpredictable outbreaks. We welcome new contributions to build upon our collection dedicated to this zoonosis.

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Edited by Prof Jørgen S Agerholm

  1. The intracellular bacteria Anaplasma spp. and Coxiella burnetii and the tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) are tick-transmitted pathogens circulating in the southern German sheep population. Knowledge of intera...

    Authors: Benjamin Ulrich Bauer, Martin Runge, Melanie Schneider, Laura Könenkamp, Imke Steffen, Wiebke Rubel, Martin Ganter and Clara Schoneberg
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2023 65:6
  2. Bulk tank milk (BTM) samples were collected from 81 sheep flocks in the Basque Country, Spain, in 2015 and were analysed for antibodies against Coxiella burnetii by ELISA and for C. burnetii DNA by real-time PCR....

    Authors: Raquel Álvarez-Alonso, Jesús Felix Barandika, Francisco Ruiz-Fons, Ione Ortega-Araiztegi, Isabel Jado, Ana Hurtado and Ana Luisa García-Pérez
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2018 60:75
  3. The northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus) is an important cultural and nutritional resource for the Aleut community on St. Paul Island Alaska. In recent years, an increasing number of zoonotic pathogens have be...

    Authors: Colleen Duncan, Bobette Dickerson, Kristy Pabilonia, Amy Miller and Tom Gelatt
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2014 56:67
  4. The high prevalence of Coxiella burnetii infection in dairy cattle herds recently reported and the long survival time of the bacterium in the environment pose a risk to human and animal health that calls for the ...

    Authors: Alvaro Piñero, Jesús F Barandika, Ana Hurtado and Ana L García-Pérez
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2014 56:47
  5. Q fever is a zoonotic disease caused by the bacterium Coxiella burnetii. Prevalence data in ruminant species are important to support risk assessments regarding public and animal health. The aim was to investigat...

    Authors: Anna Ohlson, Jonas Malmsten, Jenny Frössling, Göran Bölske, Anna Aspán, Anne-Marie Dalin and Ann Lindberg
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2014 56:39
  6. The aim was to identify risk factors associated with Coxiella burnetii antibody positivity in bulk tank milk (BTM) samples from 100 randomly selected Danish dairy cattle herds. Antibody levels were measured by an...

    Authors: Jens Frederik Agger, Suman Paul, Anna-Bodil Christoffersen and Jørgen Steen Agerholm
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2013 55:80
  7. Coxiella burnetii is a well-known cause of placentitis and subsequent abortion in ruminants, but there are no reports on the relationship with perinatal mortality. The study was performed to determine the influen...

    Authors: Katrine T Nielsen, Søren S Nielsen, Jens F Agger, Anna-Bodil Christoffersen and Jørgen S Agerholm
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2011 53:64
  8. During recent years in Denmark higher rates of antibodies to Coxiella burnetii have been detected in animals and humans than previously reported. A study based on bulk tank milk samples from 100 randomly selected...

    Authors: Jens F Agger, Anna-Bodil Christoffersen, Erik Rattenborg, Jørgen Nielsen and Jørgen S Agerholm
    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2010 52:5