Seroprevalence of Coxiella burnetii in Polish cattle herds

Agnieszka Jodełko 1 , Krzysztof Niemczuk 1 , and Monika Szymańska-Czerwińska 1
  • 1 Department of Cattle and Sheep Diseases, National Veterinary Research Institute, 24-100 Pulawy, Poland


The aim of the study was to assess the seroprevalence of Coxiella burnetii in cattle herds in different regions of Poland. A total of 1150 serum samples collected from 443 cattle herds from 14 provinces were tested using complement fixation test. The seroprevalence was different in individual regions of Poland. The average percentage of seropositive herds was 40.41% and these herds were identified in each province tested.

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