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Title: Seroprevalence of Coxiella burnetii in domestic ruminants in Gran Canaria Island, Spain
Authors: Rodríguez, N. F.
Carranza Rodríguez, Cristina 
Bolaños, M.
Pérez-Arellano, J. L. 
Gutierrez, C. 
UNESCO Clasification: 32 Ciencias médicas
3109 Ciencias veterinarias
Keywords: Coxiella burnetii
Canary Islands
Ruminants
Zoonosis
Issue Date: 2010
Journal: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 
Abstract: P>Coxiella burnetii is the causative agent of Q fever, a zoonosis with worldwide occurrence. In the Canary Islands, the overall seroprevalence in humans has been estimated to be 21.5%. Gran Canaria island concentrates the highest ruminant population in the archipelago and the prevalence of the human infection is 23.5%. To evaluate the seroprevalence in livestock and the affected areas in Gran Canaria island, a total of 1249 ruminants were randomly selected for this study (733 goats, 369 sheep and 147 cattle). The samples were evaluated using an indirect ELISA Kit. The results showed seroprevalences of 60.4%, 31.7% and 12.2% in goats, sheep and cattle, respectively. Based on these results, Q fever could be considered as endemic in Gran Canaria island. Sanitary measures should be taken at the farm level to minimize the risk of exposure of C. burnetii to humans.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/51928
ISSN: 1865-1674
DOI: 10.1111/j.1865-1682.2010.01116.x
Source: Transboundary And Emerging Diseases [ISSN 1865-1674], v. 57 (1-2), p. 66-67 (Abril 2010)
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