oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Dairy cows as reservoirs of Coxiella burnetii in Zimbabwe

Volume 39, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Sera obtained from 274 dairy cows in commercial dairies around Zimbabwe were examined by indirect immunofluorescence for antibodies reactive with phase II Coxiella burnetii antigens. Overall, 41 pc of the cows were reactive at a titre of 1/40 or greater with the seroprevalence in dairies varying from 33-75 pc. The implications for human and animal health are discussed.

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