Latest Coxiella Stories

2012-05-30 11:14:08

Scientists at Neiker-Tecnalia, the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, have evaluated the effect of treatment with antibiotics and vaccination in controlling Q fever in sheep flocks. This disease mainly causes abortions, although it can also lead to premature births, low weight and weakness in newborn lambs. The control of this disease is of great importance in animal production, as it spreads easily among the animals and causes significant economic losses, and mainly...

2009-02-04 12:23:11

U.S. scientists say they have uncovered genetic clues about why some strains of the pathogen that causes Q fever are more virulent than others. Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Texas A&M Health Center and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech compared the sequences of four strains of Coxiella burnetii -- an intracellular bacterium that can cause acute and chronic Q fever in humans. Q fever is considered one of the most infectious...

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