TP2

Epidemiological studies on Coxiella burnetii in humans and small ruminants

life cycle of c. burnetii
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Abstract

  • Developing a blueprint for an active Monitoring and Surveillance-System (MOSS) for detecting and characterizing C. burnetii in flocks of small ruminants in Germany
  • Identifying the best detection matrix for C. burnetii in flocks of small ruminants in Germany
  • Evaluating the applicability of an adapted latent class regression model on diagnostic test results of multiple matrices
  • Evaluating the applicability of an adapted latent transition model on the perpetuated excretion of C. burnetii in flocks of small ruminants
  • Analyzing the risk for chronic fatigue syndrome after a human q fever outbreak
  • Analyzing the stakeholders’ needs and expectations regarding provided guidelines and information concerning C. burnetii
  • Developing a blueprint for analyzing data on human and small ruminant q fever cases

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