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Acute Q Fever Presenting with Multi-Organ Failure: Re-Evaluation of the Initial Diagnosis.

Eur J Case Rep Intern Med 2016 25;3(4):000423. Epub 2016 May 25.

Hospital Universitario de Gran Canaria Doctor Negrín, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

We present the case of a 48-year-old man admitted to the critical care unit with atrial fibrillation, and acute heart and kidney failure accompanied by coagulopathy and an abnormal liver test. Initially diagnosed as a non-ST elevation myocardial infarction, re-evaluation of the case led to the consideration of severe sepsis. Q fever and leptospirosis were the most probable causes and empiric treatment was initiated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12890/2016_000423DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6346862PMC

Acute Q-fever infection in a dairy products maker without direct animal contact.

Intern Med J 2019 Feb;49(2):272-273

Department of Infectious Diseases, Northern Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.14197DOI Listing
February 2019
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Molecular prevalence of Coxiella burnetii in milk in Iran: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Trop Anim Health Prod 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Q fever is a major zoonotic disease in the world. The aim of this meta-analysis was to estimate the prevalence of Coxiella burnetii in animal milk in Iran. We systematically reviewed the literature to identify eligible studies from January 2008 to June 2016 in English or Farsi (Persian) databases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11250-019-01807-3DOI Listing
February 2019
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Human Tick-Borne Diseases in Australia.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2019 28;9. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Neuroinflammation Group, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

There are 17 human-biting ticks known in Australia. The bites of , and can cause paralysis, inflammation, and severe local and systemic reactions in humans, respectively. Six ticks, including , and may transmit , or subsp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fcimb.2019.00003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6360175PMC
January 2019
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RpoS Regulates Genes Involved in Morphological Differentiation and Intracellular Growth.

J Bacteriol 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Coxiella Pathogenesis Section, Laboratory of Bacteriology, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, MT, USA

, the etiological agent of Q fever, undergoes a unique biphasic developmental cycle where bacteria transition from a replicating (exponential phase) large cell variant (LCV) form to a non-replicating (stationary phase) small cell variant (SCV) form. The alternative sigma factor RpoS is an essential regulator of stress responses and stationary phase physiology in several bacterial species, including which has a developmental cycle superficially similar to that of Here, we used a Δ mutant to define the role of RpoS in intracellular growth and SCV development. Growth yields following infection of Vero epithelial cells or THP-1 macrophage-like cells with the mutant in the SCV form, but not the LCV form, were significantly lower than that of wild-type bacteria. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JB.00009-19DOI Listing
February 2019

Genetic evidence of Coxiella burnetii infection in acute febrile illnesses in Iran.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2019 Feb 11;13(2):e0007181. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Mounting evidence suggests that Q-fever is more prevalent in Iran than originally believed. However, in most parts of the country, clinicians do not pay enough attention to Q fever in their differential diagnosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of Coxiella burnetii in suspected cases of acute Q fever in north-western Iran using molecular techniques. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007181DOI Listing
February 2019
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Early Cytokine Response After Vaccination with Phase I in an Infected Herd of Dairy Cattle.

J Vet Res 2018 Dec 31;62(4):469-476. Epub 2018 Dec 31.

Department of Microbiology and Clinical Immunology, cracow, Poland.

Introduction: (.) , the aetiological agent of Q fever, is able to modulate the macrophage/T-lymphocyte axis in an infected organism and impair synthesis of monokines and lymphokines.

Material And Methods: The purpose of this research was to determine the levels of the cytokines that play a key role in the response to antigens (IL-1β, IL-2, IL-6, IL-10, IFN-γ and TNF-α) in the serum of animals originating from an infected herd prior to vaccination (day 0) and at 1, 7, and 21 days afterwards. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/jvetres-2018-0076DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6364170PMC
December 2018
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Noncanonical Inhibition of mTORC1 by Coxiella burnetii Promotes Replication within a Phagolysosome-Like Vacuole.

MBio 2019 Feb 5;10(1). Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Coxiella Pathogenesis Section, Laboratory of Bacteriology, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, USA

The Q fever agent is a Gram-negative bacterium that invades macrophages and replicates inside a specialized lysosomal vacuole. The pathogen employs a type 4B secretion system (T4BSS) to deliver effector proteins into the host cell that modify the containing vacuole (CCV) into a replication-permissive niche. Mature CCVs are massive degradative organelles that acquire lysosomal proteins. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/mBio.02816-18DOI Listing
February 2019
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Brucellosis in an adult female from Fate Bell Rock Shelter, Lower Pecos, Texas (4000-1300 BP).

Authors:
Christine Jones

Int J Paleopathol 2019 Jan 30;24:252-264. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Texas A&M University-Central Texas, 1001 Leadership Place, Killeen, TX, 76549, United States. Electronic address:

Objective: This project is a case study discussing the differential diagnosis of multiple osteolytic vertebral lesions typical of brucellosis from an adult female from Fate Bell Rock Shelter in the Lower Pecos, Texas (4000-1300 BP).

Materials: One middle to late adult female with exceptional preservation of the vertebrae.

Methods: All skeletal remains were observed with low power magnification and the vertebrae were examined in greater detail using computed tomography (CT). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpp.2019.01.005DOI Listing
January 2019
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Swab cloths as a tool for revealing environmental contamination by Q fever in ruminant farms.

Transbound Emerg Dis 2019 Jan 31. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

EPIA, UMR 0346, Epidémiologie des maladies animales et zoonotiques, INRA, VetAgro Sup, Saint Genès Champanelle, France.

Q fever is a zoonotic abortive disease of ruminants mostly transmitted by inhalation of aerosols contaminated by C. burnetii. Clusters of cases or even epidemics regularly occur in humans but, to date, there is no consensus about the best way to carry out outbreak investigations in order to identify potential farms at risk. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tbed.13137DOI Listing
January 2019

Repellency effect of flumethrin pour-on formulation against vectors of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever.

East Mediterr Health J 2019 Jan 23;24(11):1082-1087. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Department of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, School of Public Health and National Institute of Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.

Background: Ticks are able to transmit important diseases to humans, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Q fever, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, summer Russian encephalitis, and relapsing fever.

Aims: To determine the repellency effect of 1% flumethrin pour-on formulation against hard ticks.

Methods: The concentration of flumethrin pour-on formulation was 1 mg/10 kg body weight and was administered on the dorsal midline from the head to the base of the tail. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.004DOI Listing
January 2019
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A Short Report on the Lack of a Pyrogenic Response of Australian Genomic Group IV Isolates of in Guinea Pigs.

Trop Med Infect Dis 2019 Jan 25;4(1). Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory, University Hospital Geelong, Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia.

This small study reports on a non-pyrogenic response of five different Australian isolates of (. They were all members of Genomic Group IV and obtained from three cases of acute human infection, one case of chronic human infection and one case of goat abortion. The guinea pigs infected with these isolates did not develop fever (temperature ≥40. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/tropicalmed4010018DOI Listing
January 2019

Cytokine profiles in patients with Q fever fatigue syndrome.

J Infect 2019 Jan 23. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Radboud Expertise Center for Q Fever, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Radboud University Medical Center, P.O. Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, the Netherlands; Department of Internal Medicine, Radboud University Medical Center, P.O. Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, the Netherlands; Radboud Center for Infectious Diseases, Radboud University Medical Center, P.O. Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

Background: Q fever fatigue syndrome (QFS) is a state of prolonged fatigue following around 20% of acute Q fever cases. It is thought that chronic inflammation plays a role in its etiology. To test this hypothesis we measured circulating cytokines and the ex-vivo cytokine production in patients with QFS and compared with various control groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2019.01.006DOI Listing
January 2019
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A review on the seroprevalence of Coxiella burnetii in farm ruminants in various countries.

Vet Ital 2018 Dec 31;54(4):1113. Epub 2018 Dec 31.

Laboratory of Hygiene of Foods of Animal Origin, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Thessaly.

Q fever is a zoonosis caused by Coxiella burnetii, an obligate intracellular gram‑negative bacterium. Infection by C. burnetii has been demonstrated in many animal species, but ruminants are the major reservoirs and the main sources of human infection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12834/VetIt.1113.6046.3DOI Listing
December 2018
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The International Collaborative on Fatigue Following Infection (COFFI).

Fatigue 2018 19;6(2):106-121. Epub 2018 Jan 19.

Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Background: The purpose of the Collaborative on Fatigue Following Infection (COFFI) is for investigators of post-infection fatigue (PIF) and other syndromes to collaborate on these enigmatic and poorly understood conditions by studying relatively homogeneous populations with known infectious triggers. Utilizing COFFI, pooled data and stored biosamples will support both epidemiological and laboratory research to better understand the etiology and risk factors for development and progression of PIF.

Methods: COFFI consists of prospective cohorts from the UK, Netherlands, Norway, USA, New Zealand and Australia, with some cohorts closed and some open to recruitment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21641846.2018.1426086DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6333416PMC
January 2018
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Detection of acute Q fever human cases by indirect immunofluorescence & real-time polymerase chain reaction in a tertiary care hospital in Puducherry.

Indian J Med Res 2018 10;148(4):449-452

Department of General Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (Deemed University), Puducherry 607 402, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijmr.IJMR_692_17DOI Listing
October 2018

[CHRONIC Q FEVER IN PATIENTS AT THE HILLEL YAFFE MEDICAL CENTER - THREE YEARS OF FOLLOW UP].

Harefuah 2019 Jan;158(1):12-15

Infectious Diseases Unit, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera.

Introduction: Q fever is an acute zoonotic infection, which in some cases is complicated by a chronic disease. Diagnosis is based on serology, and in patients with a chronic disease, the source of infection must be investigated.

Aims: To describe patients with chronic Q fever, who were treated at the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center: risk factors, course of the disease, and serological findings. Read More

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January 2019
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Long-term effect of cognitive behavioural therapy and doxycycline treatment for patients with Q fever fatigue syndrome: One-year follow-up of the Qure study.

J Psychosom Res 2019 Jan 12;116:62-67. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Expert Center for Chronic Fatigue, Department of Medical Psychology, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Medical Psychology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

Background: Previously, we reported a randomized placebo-controlled trial, the Qure study, showing that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and not doxycycline, was significantly more effective than placebo in reducing fatigue severity in Q fever fatigue syndrome (QFS) patients. This follow-up study evaluates the long-term effect of these treatment regimens, 1 year after completion of the original trial.

Methods: All patients who completed the Qure study, CBT (n = 50), doxycycline (n = 52), and placebo (n = 52), were included in this follow-up study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2018.11.007DOI Listing
January 2019
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Clinical Features and Complications of Coxiella burnetii Infections From the French National Reference Center for Q Fever.

JAMA Netw Open 2018 Aug 3;1(4):e181580. Epub 2018 Aug 3.

Aix-Marseille University, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille (APHM), Microbes, Evolution, Phylogénie et Infections, IHU (Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire)-Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, France.

Importance: Q fever remains widespread throughout the world; the disease is serious and causes outbreaks and deaths when complications are not detected. The diagnosis of Q fever requires the demonstration of the presence of Coxiella burnetii and the identification of an organic lesion.

Objective: To describe the hitherto neglected clinical characteristics of Q fever and identifying risk factors for complications and death. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.1580DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6324270PMC
August 2018
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The role of microtubules and the dynein/dynactin motor complex of host cells in the biogenesis of the Coxiella burnetii-containing vacuole.

PLoS One 2019 14;14(1):e0209820. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Instituto de Histología y Embriología, Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo-CONICET, Mendoza, Argentina.

Microtubules (Mts) are dynamic cytoskeleton structures that play a key role in vesicular transport. The Mts-mediated transport depends on motor proteins named kinesins and the dynein/dynactin motor complex. The Rab7 adapter protein FYCO1 controls the anterograde transport of the endocytic compartments through the interaction with the kinesin KIF5. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6331085PMC
January 2019
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Coxiella burnetii in non-Hodgkin lymphoma tissue samples: Innocent until proven otherwise?

Immunobiology 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, Jeroen Bosch Hospital,' s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

Purpose: Coxiella burnetii has been suggested as a potential cause of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL), as C. burnetii was detected in B-NHL tissues. To further investigate this potential relationship, we hypothesized that among subjects previously exposed to C. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.imbio.2018.11.012DOI Listing
December 2018
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Shedding and genetic diversity of Coxiella burnetii in Polish dairy cattle.

PLoS One 2019 10;14(1):e0210244. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Department of Cattle and Sheep Diseases, National Veterinary Research Institute, Puławy, Poland.

Q fever is a worldwide zoonotic disease reported in humans and many animal species including cattle. The aims of this study were to evaluate the prevalence of Coxiella (C.) burnetii shedding in Polish dairy cattle herds and to identify the pathogen's genotypes and sequence types (STs) using multiple-locus variable number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) and multispacer sequence typing (MST) methods. Read More

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0210244PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6328121PMC
January 2019

Surveillance system enhancements for Q fever in NSW, 2005-2015.

Commun Dis Intell (2018) 2018 16;42. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

School of Veterinary Science, Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Introduction: Q fever remains an important notifiable, zoonotic disease in Australia. Previous epidemiological reviews have noted increased importance of non-abattoir contact with livestock and native/feral animals. Changes to surveillance in New South Wales (NSW) have provided enhanced surveillance data with which to examine exposure pathways. Read More

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November 2018
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The hypervirulent Coxiella burnetii Guiana strain compared in silico, in vitro and in vivo to the Nine Mile and the German strain.

Clin Microbiol Infect 2019 Jan 6. Epub 2019 Jan 6.

Aix Marseille University, IRD, APHM, MEPHI, IHU-Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, France; Service des Explorations Fonctionnelles Respiratoires, Pôle cardio-vasculaire et thoracique, CHU Nord, APHM, chemin des Bourrely, Marseille, France.

Objective: Q fever epidemic outbreaks have been reported in French Guiana and in The Netherlands. To determine whether the C. burnetii strains involved in these epidemics had a peculiar virulence pattern, we compared the pathogenicity of the Guiana and the German strain (a clone of The Netherlands strain), in silico, in vitro, and in vivo versus the Nine Mile strain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cmi.2018.12.039DOI Listing
January 2019
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Genetic variations in innate immunity genes affect response to Coxiella burnetii and are associated with susceptibility to chronic Q fever.

Clin Microbiol Infect 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

Objectives: Chronic Q fever is a persistent infection, mostly of aortic aneurysms, vascular prostheses or damaged heart valves caused by the intracellular bacterium Coxiella burnetii. Only a fraction of C. burnetii-infected individuals at risk develops chronic Q fever. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cmi.2018.08.011DOI Listing
January 2019
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Acute Q fever pneumonia: high-resolution computed tomographic findings in six patients.

Br J Radiol 2019 Jan 4:20180292. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

2 Department of Radiology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro , Rio de Janeiro , Brazil.

Methods:: We analyzed high-resolution CT (HRCT) findings from six male patients (mean age, 22.6 years) with confirmed diagnoses of acute Q fever. Two chest radiologists analyzed the images and reached decisions by consensus. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20180292DOI Listing
January 2019
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Surveying the profession about Q fever.

Vet Rec 2019 Jan;184(1):31

Department of Health and Social Sciences, University of the West of England, Glenside Campus, Blackberry Hill, Stapleton, Bristol BS16 1DD.

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http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/lookup/doi/10.1136/vr.k5406
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/vr.k5406DOI Listing
January 2019
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Q fever vaccination of children in Australia: Limited experience to date.

J Paediatr Child Health 2019 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Infection Management and Prevention Service, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Aim: Q fever is a zoonotic disease caused by the bacterium Coxiella burnetii and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in both adults and children. Australia is the only country that has produced and registered a Q fever vaccine for human use, but this vaccine is licenced only for people aged over 15 years as data and experience in children are limited. This review describes the experience of Q fever vaccination of known paediatric cases in Australia to date. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpc.14364DOI Listing
January 2019
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Coxiella-like bacteria in fowl ticks from Thailand.

Parasit Vectors 2018 Dec 27;11(1):670. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Biodiversity Research Cluster, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Rama 6 Road, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand.

Background: Coxiella bacteria were identified from various tick species across the world. Q fever is a zoonotic disease caused by the bacteria Coxiella burnetii that most commonly infects a variety of mammals. Non-mammalian hosts, such as birds, have also been reported to be infected with the pathogenic form of "Candidatus Coxiella avium". Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-018-3259-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6307260PMC
December 2018
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Frequency of Adverse Events Following Q Fever Immunisation in Young Adults.

Vaccines (Basel) 2018 Dec 13;6(4). Epub 2018 Dec 13.

National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia.

Q fever is a zoonosis of concern in many countries. Vaccination is the most effective means of prevention, and since 1989, Australia has had a licensed Q fever vaccine, Q-VAX. This vaccine was also used in the Netherlands in 2011 following the largest recorded Q fever outbreak globally. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/vaccines6040083DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6313871PMC
December 2018
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Unusual presentation of Q fever in a kidney-pancreas transplant recipient.

Transpl Infect Dis 2018 Dec 12:e13037. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Carver College of Medicine University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.

Q fever is uncommon in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. We describe a case of granulomatous lung disease as an unusual presentation of chronic Q fever in a kidney-pancreas transplant recipient. Read More

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/tid.13037
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tid.13037DOI Listing
December 2018
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Chronic Q fever-related complications and mortality: data from a nationwide cohort.

Clin Microbiol Infect 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Objectives: Chronic infection with Coxiella burnetii (chronic Q fever) can cause life-threatening conditions such as endocarditis, infected vascular prostheses, and infected arterial aneurysms. We aimed to assess prognosis of chronic Q fever patients in terms of complications and mortality.

Methods: A large cohort of chronic Q fever patients was assessed to describe complications, overall mortality and chronic Q fever-related mortality. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cmi.2018.11.023DOI Listing
December 2018

Genotyping of strains detected in cattle from a nationwide survey in Korea.

Authors:
Yo-Han Kim Doo Kim

J Vet Sci 2019 Jan;20(1):95-97

Laboratory of Veterinary Internal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon 24341, Korea.

A total of 123 strains detected in cattle from a nationwide survey in Korea were classified into five genomic groups: I (0.8%), II (14.6%), III (12. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4142/jvs.2019.20.1.95DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6351771PMC
January 2019
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[Coxiella burnetii and Q fever in Brazil: a public health issue].

Cien Saude Colet 2018 Dec;23(12):4231-4239

Faculdade de Ciências Humanas, Econômicas e da Saúde de Araguaína, Instituto Tocantinense Presidente Antônio Carlos. Av. Filadélfia 568, Setor Oeste. 77816-540 Araguaína TO Brasil.

Q fever is a zoonosis that is broadly distributed worldwide, despite few reports associated with its occurrence in Brazil. Coxiella burnetii, namely the causative agent of Q fever is a gram-negative coccobacillus and an obligate intracellular bacterial parasite of the order of Legionellales. The microorganism is generally present in the urine and feces of infected animals and can be found in large quantities in placental membranes of at-term or aborted animals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1413-812320182312.27772016DOI Listing
December 2018
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A survey on endoparasites in wild rodents of the Jaz Murian depression and adjacent areas, southeast of Iran.

J Parasit Dis 2018 Dec 13;42(4):589-597. Epub 2018 Oct 13.

Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Higher Educational Complex of Saravan, Saravan, Iran.

In this survey, rodents and their endoparasites were investigated in the Jaz Murian depression and adjacent areas, southeast Iran. In total, 146 specimens of rodents belong to 13 species were trapped. In general, 10 different genera of endoparasites including 11 species were collected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12639-018-1040-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6261136PMC
December 2018
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Prevalence of and in ticks in Switzerland: an underestimated epidemiologic risk.

New Microbes New Infect 2019 Jan 6;27:22-26. Epub 2018 Sep 6.

Institute of Microbiology of the Lausanne University Hospital, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Ticks are vectors of several microorganisms responsible for infectious diseases in human and animals, such as and In this study, we investigated the prevalence of these two bacteria in 62 889 ticks in selected regions covering all Switzerland. A high prevalence of 11.9% of DNA was observed by real-time PCR on 8534 pools of ticks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nmni.2018.08.017DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6278774PMC
January 2019
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Screening for Q fever. A tertiary care hospital-based experience in central Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Med J 2018 Dec;39(12):1195-1199

Department of Pathology, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. E-mail.

Objectives: To evaluate the presence of Coxiella burnetii  (C. brunetii) infection among patients presenting with fever of unknown origin (FUO).

Methods: A cross-sectional study of 100 patients (54 men and 46 women; mean age: 34. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.15537/smj.2018.12.23695DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6344652PMC
December 2018
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Coxiella burnetii in wild mammals: A systematic review.

Transbound Emerg Dis 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Health & Biotechnology (SaBio) Group, Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos IREC (CSIC-UCLM-JCCM), Ciudad Real, Spain.

Coxiella burnetii is a multi-host bacterium that causes Q fever in humans, a zoonosis that is emerging worldwide. The ecology of C. burnetii in wildlife is still poorly understood and the influence of host, environmental and pathogen factors is almost unknown. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tbed.13085DOI Listing
December 2018
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Pulmonary Valve Prosthesis Endocarditis Caused By .

Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Rep 2018 Jan 29;7(1):e47-e49. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Center of Infectious Diseases, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany.

  is a gram-negative bacterium assigned to the family of . Less than 1% of Q-fever infection leads to infective endocarditis (IE). Cases of reported pulmonary valve (PV) prosthesis endocarditis are scarce. Read More

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January 2018
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Severe Sinus Bradycardia in Puumala virus infection.

Int J Infect Dis 2019 Feb 29;79:75-76. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Service de Médecine Interne, CHRU de Besançon, Besançon, France. Electronic address:

Puumala orthohantavirus (PUUV) is the most prevalent of the four species of zoonotic hantaviruses found in Europe, causing nephropathia epidemica, a mild form of hemorrhagic fever with acute kidney injury that presents with elevated serum creatinine level, proteinuria and hematuria. The febrile phase of the infection begins with flu-like syndrome and visual disturbance. Laboratory results can show thrombocytopenia. Read More

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February 2019
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Molecular evidence and risk factors of Coxiella burnetii among seropositive high-risk individuals in the center of Iran.

Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis 2018 Dec 20;61:34-37. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Isfahan Veterinary Offices, Head of Public Health Supervision Section, Isfahan, Iran.

This study evaluated the prevalence of C. burnetii DNA in blood samples of the high-risk population in central Iran. In spring 2015, a nested PCR was applied to detect C. Read More

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December 2018

Rat as an overlooked reservoir for Coxiella burnetii: A public health implication.

Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis 2018 Dec 20;61:30-33. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Department of Zoonoses, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

Q fever is a zoonosis with a mounting public health concern throughout the world. Rodents have been assumed to be a potential reservoir for Coxiella burnetii, a bacterium which causes Q fever. The current study was carried out to investigate the possible role of rats in the epidemiology of such disease. Read More

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December 2018
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Genotyping of Coxiella burnetii in sheep and goat abortion samples.

BMC Microbiol 2018 Dec 4;18(1):204. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Laboratory of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Background: Q fever, caused by Coxiella burnetii, is a zoonosis that presents a worldwide distribution and affects both humans and animals. The route of dispersal of the pathogen by ruminants into the environment usually involves stages of abortion and parturition, nevertheless the agent can, also, be detected in other animal samples. Therefore it is considered as important in terms of proper diagnosis, as well as, for epidemiology and surveillance purposes, to genotype the pathogen. Read More

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December 2018
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Multispacer sequence typing of Coxiella burnetii DNA from removed prosthetic heart valve material discloses first human case of infective endocarditis caused by MST_18.

Int J Infect Dis 2019 Feb 26;79:139-141. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of Clinical Microbiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Palle-Juul Jensens Boulevard 99, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Introduction: In Denmark, Q fever has previously been considered a rare and imported disease; however, recent testing of antibodies in cattle as well as humans has indicated that the infection is widespread. A 76-year-old Danish man was diagnosed with infective endocarditis and underwent open surgical aortic valve replacement with insertion of a biological valve. Due to paravalvular leakage, destruction of the aortic annulus, and an aortic root abscess, the patient underwent re-operation 3 weeks later, with replacement of the biological valve and insertion of an aortic prosthetic tube. Read More

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February 2019
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A case report of human tularemia from Iran.

Iran J Microbiol 2018 Aug;10(4):250-253

National Reference Laboratory for Plague, Tularemia and Q Fever, Research Centre for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Akanlu, Kabudar Ahang, Hamadan, Iran.

Tularemia is one of the most contagious bacterial infections. Here, we report a human case of glandular tularemia in Iran following the first report in 1980. The patient was a 6-year-old girl who had consumed a hunted hare in Kurdistan Province in western Iran. Read More

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August 2018
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Prevalence of in unpasteurized dairy products using nested PCR assay.

Iran J Microbiol 2018 Aug;10(4):220-226

Department of Environmental Health Ward, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

Background And Objectives: Q fever is a worldwide disease which is common between humans and livestock. This disease is created by an obligate intracellular Rickettsia called The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of in unpasteurized dairy products in Shiraz.

Materials And Methods: In this study (from summer 2016 to winter 2016), 238 non-pasteurized dairy products, (48 raw milk, 48 yogurt, 46 cheese, 48 dough and 48 ice cream samples) were collected from the retail market and analyzed using a nested PCR assay. Read More

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Counting of viable C. burnetii cells by quantitative reverse transcription PCR using a recombinant plasmid (pCB-dotA) as a standard.

Acta Virol 2018 ;62(4):409-414

Coxiella burnetii is an intracellular pathogenic bacterium and etiological agent of Q fever in humans. Recently, the bacterium has been set free from the strictly intracellular condition by successful cultivation in acidified citrate cysteine medium. Here, we report a bacterial cell counting method that allows rapid quantification of the absolute or relative number of live cells of C. Read More

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January 2018
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[Q FEVER IN PREGNANCY - IS IT MORE ENIGMATIC OR IS IT MORE CONTAGIOUS?]

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):682-684

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.

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Detection of the presence of Coxiella burnetii in a case of goat abortion: a first report from India.

Trop Anim Health Prod 2018 Nov 19. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Animal Health Division, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Goats, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, 281122, India.

Abortion is a major cause of economic loss to the goat industry. Coxiella burnetii the causative agent of Q fever is an important zoonotic agent known to be prevalent worldwide. In the present investigation, we detected the presence of Coxiella burnetii by the modified Ziehl Neelsen method of staining and its DNA by trans-PCR assay in the placenta obtained from the aborted goat. Read More

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November 2018
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Stable levels of Coxiella burnetii prevalence in dairy sheep flocks but changes in genotype distribution after a 10-year period in northern Spain.

Acta Vet Scand 2018 Nov 20;60(1):75. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

NEIKER - Instituto Vasco de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario, Animal Health Department, Bizkaia Science and Technology Park 812L, 48160, Derio, Biscay, Spain.

Bulk tank milk (BTM) samples were collected from 81 sheep flocks in the Basque Country, Spain, in 2015 and were analysed for antibodies against Coxiella burnetii by ELISA and for C. burnetii DNA by real-time PCR. Thirty-two percent of the flocks had BTM antibodies against C. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6245712PMC
November 2018
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