Progression of Q fever and Coxiella burnetii shedding in milk after an outbreak of enzootic abortion in a goat herd

Berri, M.; Rousset, E.; Hechard, C.; Champion, J.L.; Dufuor, P.; Russo, P.; Rodolakis, A.
April 2005
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;4/23/2005, Vol. 156 Issue 17, p548
Academic Journal
Investigates the progression of Q fever and of Coxiella burnetii shedding in samples of milk after an outbreak of enzootic abortion in a goat herd. Use of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and polymerase chain reaction methods; Assessment of samples taken at two subsequent kidding seasons after the outbreak of Q fever; Indication that the Q fever in the goats was characterized by a long-term persistence of antibodies in the sera of infected animals.


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