Cutler, S. 2023. Coxiella burnetii. in: Food Science Elsevier.
The bacterium Coxiella burnetii is a highly infectious zoonotic agent that causes the disease Q fever, though some infected remain asymptomatic. As this pathogen is primarily seen among livestock, transmission routes from livestock to humans are a concern, including through consumption of infectious foods. Transmission events primarily utilize the respiratory route, but the remarkable ability of this pathogen to persist for prolonged periods within environments (including foods) considered hostile for the survival of most bacteria, make foodborne transmission a concern. We explore the current evidence for foodborne acquisition with dairy produce presenting the greatest risks, particularly when utilizing unpasteurized milk.
|Keywords||Bacterial zoonosis; Coxiella burnetii; Obligate bacterial intracellular pathogen; Q fever|
|Book title||Food Science|
|Online||19 Oct 2022|
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|Deposited||08 Nov 2022|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-822521-9.00057-5|
|Copyright holder||© 2023 Elsevier|
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