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Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 May;1166:90-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.04511.x.

Q Fever in dairy animals.

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INRA, UR 1282 Infectiologie Animale et Santé Publique, F-37380 Nouzilly.


This review evaluates the threat to human health--with the shedding of C. burnetii in dairy animals with reproductive disorders or those without clinical signs. The review also discusses the diagnosis of Q fever in livestock and the possibility of Coxiella-free herds, and it reports the available methods for controlling Q fever. C. burnetii shedding seems to occur frequently in milk taken from asymptomatic dairy cows. The number of Coxiella shed in milk is generally low. The phase I vaccine prevented abortion and greatly decreased the shedding of C. burnetii in milk.

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