Issue 1

Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety

Volume 2, Issue 1, May 2016, Pages 32–35

ISSN 2411-3174 (print version) ISSN 2411-0388 (online version)


Jodełko A., Szymańska-Czerwińska M., Niemczuk K.

Department of Cattle and Sheep Diseases, National Veterinary Research Institute, Puławy, Poland, e-mail: agnieszka.jodelko@piwet.pulawy

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Citation for print version: Jodełko, A., Szymańska-Czerwińska, M. and Niemczuk, K. (2016) ‘Q Fever in Poland — the current epidemiological situation and control’, Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety, 2(1), pp. 32–35.

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Citation for online version: Jodełko, A., Szymańska-Czerwińska, M. and Niemczuk, K. (2016) ‘Q Fever in Poland — the current epidemiological situation and control’, Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety. [Online] 2(1), pp. 32–35. Available at:

Summary. The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of Coxiella burnetii in small ruminants and cattle herds in different regions of Poland. Complement fixation test was performed on 1,200 serum samples collected from 449 cattle herds from 158 counties. Moreover, 1,287 samples of biological material from 180 cattle herds and 79 small ruminants herds were tested using real-time PCR. Molecular analysis by revealed that 320 from 1,287 tested samples (24.87%) were positive. The average rate of seropositive herds was 43.66%.

Keywords: Q fever, Coxiella burnetii, abortion, ruminants


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