The Principles and Practice of Q Fever: The One Health Paradigm

João Carlos Caetano Simões, Sofia Ferreira Anastácio and Gabriela Jorge da Silva (Editors)
Veterinary Science Department, School of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal

Series: Bacteriology Research Developments
BISAC: MED022090

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Q fever was first described in 1937 by Dr. Edward Holbrook Derrick among abbatoir workers in Queensland (Australia). This worldwide zoonotic disease caused by the bacterium Coxiella burnetii also affects several domestic and wild mammal species, birds and arthropods, which can serve as reservoirs.

The transmission between or within populations mainly occurs via inhalation or ingestion of this bacterium, which is also classified as a category B bioterrorism agent. Consequently, the epidemiological triad (i.e., agent, host and environment) assumes a crucial significance for the scientific knowledge of C. burnetii to understand its dynamic circulation within animal and human ecosystems and its pathogenicity in different populations. All of these aspects are deeply discussed in the present book. Moreover, risk factors, spatial epidemiology, the impact of climate change, pathogenicity, diagnosis in animals and humans, diagnostic and typing methods, and immunity improvement against C. burnetii within hosts are also described. Other than scientific research, this book also reports evidence-based medicine attained by several expert researchers in biological sciences, medical doctors and veterinary physicians, and their vision regarding Q fever trends and challenges.

A significant amount of comprehensive information based on the One Health approach is shared with the readers. We expect that the contents of this book, as an integrated and holistic update about Q fever and its etiologic agent C. burnetii, may contribute to a better comprehension of this important and widespread zoonosis, to trigger and fuel scientific research, which will undoubtedly aid in the improvement of world biosafety.

Preface

Chapter 1. Q Fever in Man: A One Health Paradigm Disease
Thomas A Melgar, Timothy J Bauler and Larry I Lutwick (Western Michigan University, Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA)

Chapter 2. A Historical Approach to Q Fever
Sofia Anastácio, Karim Sidi-Boumedine and Gabriela Jorge da Silva (University School Vasco da Gama, Coimbra, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 3. Epidemiological Concepts, Public Health and Q Fever
Alexandra Müller and Eduarda Gomes-Neves, ICBAS-UP (Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar; CECA-ICETA, Centre of Studies of Animal Science, University of Porto, Portugal)

Chapter 4. Q Fever: Changing Perspectives over 75 Years in Queensland's Human Population (Australia)
Robert Norton (Pathology Queensland, Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Qld, Australia)

Chapter 5. Genomic Exploration of Coxiella burnetii: The link between Strains and Clinical Findings
Felicetta D’Amato (Aix Marseille Université, Marseille, France)

Chapter 6. Physiopathology of Coxiella burnetii Infection and Host Immunologic Response
Anne Ammerdorffer, Runa Kuley and Hendrik IJ Roest (Department of Internal Medicine, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Department of Bacteriology and Epidemiology, Wageningen Bioveterinary Research, Lelystad, The Netherlands, and others)

Chapter 7. Diagnostic Approach to Coxiella burnetii Infection in Animals
Alda Natale, Letizia Ceglie, Laura Lucchese, Federica Zuliani, Stefano Marangon, and Antorio Barberio (Laboratory of Serology and Diseases’ Surveillance - Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Legnaro (PD), Italy, and others)

Chapter 8. Human Diagnosis and Epidemiology of Q Fever in Portugal
Ana S Santos (Centre for Vectors and Infectious Diseases Research; National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge-CEVDI/INSA, Águas de Moura, Portugal)

Chapter 9. Use of Novel Imaging Technique (18 FDG PET/CT Scan) for Diagnosis and Follow up of Chronic Q Fever Endocarditis in Human Medicine
David Chieng and Johan Janssen (Department of Cardiology, St John of God Hospital Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia, and others)

Chapter 10. Q Fever Epidemiology in Domestic Small Ruminants
María T Tejedor-Junco, Margarita González-Martín, Juan A Corbera, and Carlos Gutiérrez (Research Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain)

Chapter 11. Epidemiology of Q Fever in Cattle
Antonio Barberio, Letizia Ceglie, Laura Lucchese, Federica Zuliani, Stefano Marangon, and Alda Natale (Laboratory of Clinic Diagnostics - Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Vicenza, Italy, and others)

Chapter 12. Q Fever in Dogs and Cats
Gabriel L Cicuttin (Laboratory of Bacterial and Parasitic Vector-Borne Zoonoses (Institute of Zoonoses Luis Pasteur), Buenos Aires City, Argentina)

Chapter 13. The Epidemiological Role of Wildlife, Ticks and Environment on Coxiella burnetii Dissemination
Anna Psaroulaki and Dimosthenis Chochlakis (Laboratory of Clinical Bacteriology, Parasitology, and Geographical Medicine. Faculty of Medicine. University of Crete. Heraklion, Crete, Greece)

Chapter 14. Coxiella burnetii in European Game Species: Challenges for Human Health
David González-Barrio, Madalena Vieira-Pinto and Francisco Ruiz-Fons (Health & Biotechnology (SaBio) Group, Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos IREC (CSIC-UCLM-JCCM), Ciudad Real, Spain, and others)

Chapter 15. The Risks of Q Fever for Public Settings
Gabriele Maier, Alda FA Pires and Laura Patterson (Department of Population Health & Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California, USA)

Chapter 16. Coxiella burnetii Implications for Food Safety
Alda FA Pires, Laura Patterson and Gabriele Maier (Department of Population Health & Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California, USA)

Chapter 17. The Biowarfare Aspects of Q Fever
Joshua D Hartzell, Kerry Wilson and Larry I Lutwick (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and others)

Chapter 18. Drought and Q Fever: The Association between Trends in the Incidence of Infection and Rainfall in Rural Australia
Barbara Cameron, Cynthia Bierl, Tracey Davenport, Ute Vollmer-Conna, Ian Hickie, Denis Wakefield, and Andrew R Lloyd (Viral Immunology Systems Program, Kirby Institute and School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia, and others)

Chapter 19. Epidemiology of Q Fever in Human Population in Latin America
Aba Mahamat (Infection Control Unit and Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Centre Hospitalier Andrée Rosemon, Cayenne, Université de Guyane, Cayenne; French Guiana)

Chapter 20. Q Fever in Animal Farms from South America
Gabriel L Cicuttin (Laboratory of Bacterial and Parasitic Vector-Borne Zoonoses (Institute of Zoonoses Luis Pasteur), Buenos Aires City, Argentina)

Chapter 21. Epidemiology of Q Fever in Africa
Minal Mulye, Sebastian Carrasco and João Simões (Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, USA, and others)

Chapter 22. Adding Pieces to the Puzzle: Assessing the Geographic Distribution of Coxiella burnetii in Dairy Cattle and Goats from the State of Indiana (USA)
Amy E. Bauer, Sonora Olivas, Heidie Hornstra, and Talima Pearson (Department of Comparative Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, Indiana, USA, and others)

Chapter 23. Control Measures of Q Fever in Small Ruminants
Carlos Gutiérrez, Margarita González-Martín, Juan A Corbera, and María T Tejedor-Junco (Research Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain)

Chapter 24. Q Fever Vaccination in Ruminants: A Critical Review
Damien Achard and Annie Rodolakis (CEVA Santé Animale, Libourne, France, and others)

Chapter 25. Trends and Challenges of Q Fever Control in Animal and Human Populations
Ana Botelho (National Institute for Agricultural and Veterinary Research (INIAV), Oeiras, Portugal)

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