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Coxiella burnetii

  • John Stenos
  • Stephen Graves
  • Michelle Lockhart
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Abstract

Q fever (infection with Coxiella burnetii) is usually a difficult disease to diagnose as it has no pathognomic symptoms or signs. The main features are fever, myalgia and fatigue, often with associated respiratory symptoms (similar to influenza or legionnaires disease) or hepatitis.

Keywords

Coxiella Burnetii Blood Cell Pellet Uncoagulated Blood Fever Serology Fever Fatigue 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

The IS1111a qPCR assay was originally development by Michael Banazis as part of his Ph.D. studies at Murdoch University, Western Australia and the Com 1 qPCR assay was developed by the Adelaide Q fever research group.

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Stenos
    • 1
    • 2
  • Stephen Graves
    • 3
    • 4
  • Michelle Lockhart
    • 5
  1. 1.Australian Rickettsial Reference LaboratoryBarwon Biomedical Research, The Geelong HospitalGeelongAustralia
  2. 2.Division of Verterinary and Biomedical ScienceMurdoch UniversityMurdochAustralia
  3. 3.MicrobiologyHunter Area Pathology Service (HAPS)NewcastleAustralia
  4. 4.Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory (ARRL)Barwon Biomedical Research, The Geelong HospitalGeelongAustralia
  5. 5.Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory (ARRL)Barwon Biomedical Research, The Geelong HospitalGeelongAustralia

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