Journal article

Prevalence of C. burnetii DNA in sheep and goats milk in the northwest of Iran.

P Khademi, A Ownagh, B Ataei, A Kazemnia, A Enferadi, M Khalili, K Mardani

International Journal of Food Microbiology | Elsevier | Published : 2020

Abstract

Q fever is a common zoonotic disease with worldwide distribution. The causative agent of Q fever is Coxiella burnetii, a gram-negative and polymorphic rod bacterium. Sheep and goats are the primary reservoirs of this disease, although a variety of animal species can be infected. The main route of Q fever transmission from animals to humans is the inhalation of contaminated aerosols with C. burnetii. The bacterium is excreted in milk of infected animals and therefore; the consumption of unpasteurized milk and dairy products might be a route of coxiella burnetii transmission from animals to humans. The present study was conducted to determine the prevalence of C. burnetii in milk samples colle..

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