Adding pieces to the puzzle: Assessing the geographic distribution of coxiella burnetii in dairy cattle and goats from the state of indiana (USA)

Amy E. Bauer, Sonora Olivas, Heidie Hornstra, Talima Pearson

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Abstract

Studies at the national level in the USA report high herd level prevalence of infection with Coxiella burnetii in dairy cattle while goats have been reported as the source of outbreaks of Q fever. However, trends at the national level may not always reflect the regional or local situation. As part of studies estimating the prevalence of C. burnetii in dairy cattle and goats in Indiana, prevalence estimates were compared for different regions of the state and the Public Health Preparedness Districts (PHPDs) embedded within those regions. C. burnetii was identified in dairy cattle and goat herds in all regions of the state and 9 of the 10 PHPDs. While there was no statistically significant association identified between PHPD and herd level infection with C. burnetii, additional studies focusing on spatial analysis at different scales, additional species, and different locations may be helpful in predicting regions where C. burnetii outbreaks are more likely to occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Principles and Practice of Q Fever
Subtitle of host publicationThe One Health Paradigm
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages351-358
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781536108682
ISBN (Print)9781536108514
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • Cattle
  • Goats
  • State of indiana

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Bauer, A. E., Olivas, S., Hornstra, H., & Pearson, T. (2017). Adding pieces to the puzzle: Assessing the geographic distribution of coxiella burnetii in dairy cattle and goats from the state of indiana (USA). In The Principles and Practice of Q Fever: The One Health Paradigm (pp. 351-358). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..