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Q fever (coxiellosis): epidemiology and pathogenesis.
Res Vet Sci. 2004 Oct; 77(2):93-100.RV

Abstract

Q fever is a widespread zoonosis caused by the Gram-negative bacterium Coxiella burnetii. Aborting domestic ruminants are the main sources of human infection but the reservoir of infection is extremely wide. In humans, Q fever may occur as acute pneumonia, hepatitis or flu-like illness or may take a severe chronic form, characterized by endocarditis, chronic hepatitis and chronic fatigue syndrome. In animals, the main clinical manifestation is late abortion. Infection with C. burnetii can be diagnosed using cultural, serological and genetic methods but because the organism is potentially dangerous and requires specialized skills only specialist laboratories are capable of undertaking diagnostic tests. This paper provides a brief overview of the epidemiology and pathogenesis of Q fever (coxiellosis).

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Liverpool, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Leahurst, Neston, Wirral CH64 7TE, UK. zerai@liverpool.ac.uk

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15196898

Citation

Woldehiwet, Zerai. "Q Fever (coxiellosis): Epidemiology and Pathogenesis." Research in Veterinary Science, vol. 77, no. 2, 2004, pp. 93-100.
Woldehiwet Z. Q fever (coxiellosis): epidemiology and pathogenesis. Res Vet Sci. 2004;77(2):93-100.
Woldehiwet, Z. (2004). Q fever (coxiellosis): epidemiology and pathogenesis. Research in Veterinary Science, 77(2), 93-100.
Woldehiwet Z. Q Fever (coxiellosis): Epidemiology and Pathogenesis. Res Vet Sci. 2004;77(2):93-100. PubMed PMID: 15196898.
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