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19/11/2020

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Q fever

Q fever is the name applied to infection caused by the Gram negative obligate intracellular organism, C. burnetii. Primarily important as a cause of abortion in ruminant livestock and as a zoonotic pathogen. C. burnetii is resistant to disinfection, remains infectious at low doses, and can be easily spread by aerosolization. These factors make it a potential agent of bioterrorism.

Written by Mike Reynolds BVM&S DCHP MRCVS
Reviewed by Veronica Fowler PhD MSc BSc(Hons)
 

Coxiella burnetii

C. burnetii is the causative agent of Query fever (Q fever), also known as Coxiellosis. It is an obligate intracellular bacterium (apart from the endospore-like form), and as such does not grow on inert media. Generally regarded as gram-negative short rods (0.2-0.4 µm wide, 0.4-1 µm long) but stain poorly with Gram stain. Giemsa and other Romanowsky stains such as Gimenez, as well as fluorescent antibody techniques, are used.

Written by Mike Reynolds BVM&S DCHP MRCVS
Reviewed by Veronica Fowler PhD MSc BSc(Hons)


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