Project

Risk assessment of zoonotic transmission of Coxiella burnetti from Belgian livestock (ruminants) to humans

Duration
01 January 2012 → 31 March 2016
Funding
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Veterinary medicine
Keywords
risk analysis Q-fever Coxiella burnetti
 
Project description

The cause of emerging human infections of Q-fever (associated with C. burnetti) is probably due to an increase in intensive farming goats for milk production. The current research project will conduct a risk analysis regarding the possible zoonotic transmission of C. burnetti from the Belgian domestic livestock (ruminants) to humans