Campus Units

Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2016

Journal or Book Title

The Merck Veterinary Manual

Abstract

Coxiellosis is a zoonotic bacterial infection associated primarily with parturient ruminants, although domestic animals such as cats and a variety of wild animals have been identified as sources of human infection. The zoonotic infection in people associated with Coxiella burnetii is widely known as Q fever. Coxiella is considered a potential agent of bioterrorism because of its low infectious dose, stability in the environment, and capability for aerosol dispersion.

Comments

From The Merck Veterinary Manual, online version. Scott Line, ed. Copyright © 2016 by Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Available at: www.MerckVetManual.com. Accessed October 4, 2017.

Copyright Owner

Merck & Co.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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