Prevalence and risk factors associated to Coxiella burnetii in Terceira Island dairy farms
R. Rodrigues, J. Fagundes, R. Bexiga, D. Achard, J. Cardoso
World Buiatric Congress 2022
This study is the first to report the prevalence of C. burnetii and associated risk factors in Terceira island dairy farms. Our data provide evidence of a high prevalence of Q fever in Azores and contact with cattle from neighboring farms seems to be a relevant risk factor for the presence of antibodies against this agent. The problem of Q Fever should be seen from a global perspective of raising awareness among veterinarians and producers so that the most appropriate control strategies, such as vaccination and proper management conditions, can be established.
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