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dc.contributor.author Bishi, Alec S.
dc.contributor.author Khaiseb, S.
dc.contributor.author Shaanika, A.
dc.contributor.author Nambinga, E.K.N.
dc.contributor.author Kandiwa, Erick
dc.contributor.author Mushonga, Borden
dc.contributor.author Samkange, Alaster
dc.contributor.author Tjipura, G.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-05T14:37:05Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-05T14:37:05Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Bishi, A.S., et al. (2018). Serological evidence of coxielosis in sheep farms of Namibia. Indian Journal of Small Ruminants, 24(1), 168-170. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/2210
dc.description.abstract (Query fever) is a zoonotic disease caused by Coxiella burnetii infection, which is an obligate gram negative intracellular bacterium (Lai et al., 2014). Its preferred target host cells are tissues, macrophages and circulating monocytes. Domestic ruminants, a wide variety of domestic and wild animal species are implicated as reservoirs for most human infections (Matthewman et al., 1997; Sellens et al., 2016). Transmission to humans and other animals commonly occurs by contact with animal after births or by pathogen-contaminated dust or aerosols, via tick bites or contaminated milk ingestion (Anderson et al., 2015; Njeru et al., 2016). Coxiellosis in domestic ruminants causes abortions and stillbirths, resulting in significant economic losses (Anderson et al., 2015; Joulie et al., 2015). In the some studies, sero-prevalence figures in cattle (7.4-51.1%), sheep (6.7-20.0%), camels (20.0-46.0%) and goats (20.0-46.0%) revealed variation based on eco-regions and year of study (Njeru et al., 2016). The primary objective of this study was to establish whether or not coxiellosis present in the study area. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Sheep en_US
dc.subject Coxiella bumetti en_US
dc.subject Seri-prevalence en_US
dc.title Serological evidence of coxielosis in sheep farms of Namibia en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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