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Prevalence of antibody titers for Coxiella burnetii in cattle in Gwangju area, Korea
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Veterinary Service
  • Volume 39, Issue 2,  2016, pp.125-129
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Veterinary Service
  • DOI : 10.7853/kjvs.2016.39.2.125
 Title & Authors
Prevalence of antibody titers for Coxiella burnetii in cattle in Gwangju area, Korea
Na, Ho-Myung; Bae, Seong-Yeol; Koh, Ba-Ra-Da; Park, Jae-Sung; Seo, Yun-Jeong; Jeong, Ha-jin; Park, Ja-Yoon; Park, Seong-Do; Kim, Eun-Sun; Kim, Yong-Hwan;
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 Abstract
The antibody titers against Coxiella burnetii (Q fever) among cattle raised in Gwangju area were analyzed from February to October in 2015. The prevalence of antibodies in collected bulk-tank milk from 7 dairy cattle farms was 57.1% and the seroprevalence of 210 dairy cows randomly selected from those farms was 7.1%. By age, the seroprevalence was 3.3% in less than 4 years of age, 9.0% between 4 and 7 years of age, and 28.6% in more than 8 years of age. On the other hand, the seroprevalence of the Hanwoo cattle was 0.4%. The result suggested that the antibodies against Coxiella burnetii increase as the age of the dairy cows increases and therefore, it is necessary to keep monitoring the prevalence of Q fever in Gwangju area.
 Keywords
Bulk milk;Coxiella burnetii;Seroprevalence;Q fever;
 Language
Korean
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