Prevalence of Coxiella burnetii in milk collected from buffalo (water buffalo) and cattle dairy farms in Northwest of Iran
Payman Khademi, Abdulghaffar Ownagh, Karim Mardani, Mohammad Khalili
COMPARATIVE IMMUNOLOGY MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019
The present study was conducted to determine the prevalence of C. burnetii in raw milk samples collected from water buffalos and cattle in Northwest of Iran (West Azerbaijan Province). A total number of 840 milk samples were randomly collected from buffalos and cattle belonged to three different geographical regions in west Azerbaijan (the map is necessary). The milk samples were collected seasonally during 2018 and the age of animals were recorded. All the milk samples were subjected to DNA extraction. Nested-PCR was used to detect C. burnetii based on the transposable gene IS1111. The results showed that 16.9% (95% CI: 14.5%-19.6%) of the examined milk samples (19.3% buffalo and 14.6% catt..View full abstract
The authors would like to thank the dean for research and technology of Urmia University for funding the project. Mr. Kazemnia's technical assistance was also highly appreciated.