Journal article

The prevalence and risk factors for Coxiella burnetii on commercial dairy goat farms in Australia

Kangwei Hou, Simon Firestone, Anke Wiethoelter, John Stenos, Louis Lignereux, Nicolas Clark, Joshua Aleri, Ricardo Magalhaes, Mark Stevenson

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2021

Abstract

Abstract Background Despite the potentially important role that intensively managed dairy goats play in the spread of Q fever, the prevalence of Coxiella burnetii among dairy goat herds in Australia is largely unknown. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to estimate the prevalence of coxiellosis-positive dairy goat herds in Australia and to identify risk factors associated with coxiellosis positivity. Methods Owners or managers of commercial dairy goat herds were contacted and asked to complete a questionnaire about risk factors for coxiellosis and to provide a bulk t..

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