Coxiella burnetii Seroprevalence in Small Ruminants in The Gambia

Klaassen, M.; Roest, Hendrik-Jan; van der Hoek, W.; Goossens, B.; Secka, A.; Stegeman, A.


Q fever is a zoonosis caused by Coxiella burnetii, a Gram negative bacterium present worldwide. Small ruminants are considered the main reservoirs for infection of humans. This study aimed to estimate the extent of C. burnetii infection among sheep and goats in part of The Gambia.