Diagnostic methods for detection of Q fever in ruminants
PBN-AR
Instytucja
Państwowy Instytut Weterynaryjny - Państwowy Instytut Badawczy
Informacje podstawowe
Główny język publikacji
en
Czasopismo
Veterinary medicine Inter-departmental Subject Scientific Collection
ISSN
0321-0502
EISSN
Wydawca
National Scientific Center «Institute of Experimental and Clinical Veterinary Medicine»
DOI
Rok publikacji
2014
Numer zeszytu
Strony od-do
13-17
Numer tomu
99
Identyfikator DOI
Liczba arkuszy
0,5
Autorzy
Słowa kluczowe
en
Q fever
ruminants
diagnostic methods
Streszczenia
Język
en
Treść
Q fever is a zoonosis caused by Coxiella (C.) burnetii, an intracellular bacterium highly resistant to environmental conditions (Rousset et al., 2007). In ruminants, Q fever has been associated with variable frequencies of abortion (Arricau-Bouvery et al, 2005). Cattle and small ruminants, when infected, shed the bacteria via vaginal excretion and the placenta during parturition as well as in milk, faeces and urine (Muskens et al., 2011; Muskens et al., 2012, Pirtchard et al., 2011). Diagnosis of Q fever based on clinical symptoms or post-mortem examination is very difficult or almost impossible due to unspecific or missing symptoms or lesions caused by this disease. Q fever has been reported in nearly all parts of the world, including Poland, where the first outbreak was detected in 1956. Since then several outbreaks of Q fever in livestock have been described, particularly in the south-eastern region of the country, where this disease is assessed to be endemic. Since Q fever outbreaks have been recorded in recent years, effective diagnosis is vital for effective eradication and control measures.
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