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Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2018;58(3):147-151.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14405/kjvr.2018.58.3.147    Published online October 11, 2018.
Seroprevalence of Coxiella burnetii infection in cattle on Ulleung Island, Korea
Min-Goo Seo1, In-Ohk Ouh1, Young-Hoan Kim2, Joong-Kew Kim2, Oh-Deog Kwon3, Dongmi Kwak3
1Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency
2Gyeongbuk Veterinary Service Laboratory
3College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University
Abstract
We assessed the seroprevalence of Coxiella burnetii (C. burnetii) in cattle on Ulleung Island, Korea in a population-based follow up study for 4 years and determined the spatial distribution and risk factors associated with C. burnetii. The seroprevalence of C. burnetii was determined to be 1.4-2.0% during 2011-2014. Overall, nine cattle from three farms that tested seropositive showed C. burnetii antibody seroconversions between 2011 and 2014. The number of seropositive cattle was low, suggesting that movement of and contact between animals was possible risk factors for the transmission of C. burnetii.
Key Words: Coxiella burnetii, Ulleung Island, animal population groups study, cattle, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay


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