Coxiella


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Coxiella

[‚käk·sē′el·ə]
(microbiology)
A genus of the tribe Rickettsieae; short rods which grow preferentially in host cell vacuoles.
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Serologic analysis was performed for blood samples by using the Coxiella burnetii (Q Fever) IgM ELISA (PanBio Pty Ltd.
Coxiella burnetii antibody prevalences among human populations in north-east Africa determined by enzyme immunoassay.
The Q fever is a disease caused by infection with Coxiella burnetii, a bacterium that affects humans and animals.
Q (query) fever is a zoonosis (a disease that infects animals and man) caused by the bacterium coxiella burnetii.
The Centers for Disease Control subsequently uncovered "a host of other violations, including unauthorized experiments, failure to report three other infections of Q fever [a disease caused by infection with the bacterium Coxiella burnetii], failure to have all technicians vetted by the FBI, and missing pathogens and infected animals.
Coxiella burnetti Infection (Q fever): A bacterial disease occasionally associated with cats.
Specific topics include: prediction of habitat suitability for ticks, anthropogenic effects on changing Q fever epidemiology in Russia, Bartonella infection in domestic cats and wild felids, and evaluation of a real-time PCR assay to detect Coxiella burnetii.
Important agents include Bacillus anthracis (anthrax), Brucella species (brucellosis), Clostridium botulinum (botulism), Coxiella burnetii (Q fever), Francisella tularensis (tularemia), Staphylococcus aureus, and Yersinia pestis (plague) (5).
Q FEVER is caused by coxiella burnetii, a germ found in sheep and cattle.
The following studies were negative: hepatitis A, B, and C profiles; p-antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies, c-antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies, antimitochondrial antibodies, anti-nuclear antibodies, anti-smooth muscle antibodies, and [alpha]-fetoprotein; febrile agglutinins for Francisella, Brucella, Proteus, typhoid, and paratyphoid; serology for Aspergillus, Blastomyces, Histoplasma, Coccidioides, Leptospira, Coxiella burnetii, Toxoplasma, and Schistosoma.
said Monday it has asked medical institutions to temporarily halt the use of some of its plasma fractionation products after suspected detection of the Coxiella burnetii genome.