The causal agent of Q fever, Coxiella
burnetii has been identified as an agent of concern due to its low infectious dose, the ability of the organism to survive for long periods in the environment and cause significant outbreaks in both humans and animals.
"These drugs could provide an alternative to antibiotics or can be used in conjunction with them as an augmentation approach to treat infections that typically require prolonged courses of antibiotic therapy, such as those caused by Chlamydia pneumoniae and Coxiella
burnetti," added Carlyon.
Coxiellosis, a zoonotic disease caused by Coxiella
burnetii, acts as a major trade barricade and adversely affects the productive and reproductive capabilities of animals.
Q fever is a zoonotic disease caused by Coxiella
burnetii and is found worldwide.
A bacteria Coxiella
burnetii e o agente etiologico da doenca conhecida como Febre Q, uma zoonose de distribuicao mundial.
* Unique Clone of Coxiella
burnetii Causing Severe Q Fever, French Guiana
Phylogenetic analysis shows that avian coxiellosis agents and Coxiella
burnetii, the agent of Q fever, represent 2 independent events of development of vertebrate pathogenicity in this group of tick endosymbionts.
Q fever is an infection caused by Coxiella
Several infectious agents that cause fetal death and abortion are zoonotic, for example, Brucella, Listeria, Coxiella
, Chlamydia, and Toxoplasma .
Zusman, "The Icm/Dot type-IV secretion systems of Legionella pneumophila and Coxiella
burnetii," FEMS Microbiology Reviews, vol.
Q fever is a zoonotic infection caused by the obligate intracellular gram-negative pathogen Coxiella
Background: Q fever endocarditis, a chronic illness caused by Coxiella
burnetii, can be fatal if misdiagnosed or left untreated.