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Title: Q fever epidemiology in domestic small ruminants
Authors: Tejedor-Junco, María Teresa 
González-Martín, Margarita 
Corbera, Juan Alberto 
Gutiérrez, Carlos 
UNESCO Clasification: 3109 Ciencias veterinarias
Keywords: Epidemiology
Goats
Prevalence
Reservoirs
Risk factors
Sheep
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
Abstract: The small ruminants are considered as main reservoirs of Coxiella burnetii for humans and animals. Domestic sheep and goats have been implied in many human Q fever outbreaks. Thus, the knowledge of the epidemiological role of domestic small ruminants seems to be essential to control the disease in the flocks and to avoid dissemination of the bacterium. In those infected flocks the disease is mainly transmitted by close contact among animals, their secretions, the consumption of contaminated fodder, the inhalation of airborne particle, or by rats and tick bites. Molecular characterization of C. burnetii is allowing a better understanding of the relationships among the different elements involved in the Q fever epidemiology, in which small ruminants would play a fundamental role. The present chapter supposes an updated review regarding Q fever in domestic small rumiants, particularly in those epidemiological aspects that place these animals as a central key in the main human and animal outbreaks occurred until now.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/49423
ISBN: 978-153610868-2
Source: The Principles and Practice of Q Fever: The One Health Paradigm, Chapter: 23, Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Editors: Joao Simoes, Sofia Ferreira Anastacio, Gabriela Jorge da Silva,ISBN: 978-153610851-4, p. 169-188
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