Subproject 8

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Public health management of Q fever

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Indirect Immune Fluorescence Assay for detecting human IgG and IgM antibodies against Coxiella burnetii

Abstract

The aim of this project is to improve the management of Q fever in the public health system, for both human and veterinary sides. The main focus is on composing a written guideline for Q fever to monitor Coxiella burnetii, prevent its spread and optimize and standardize the course of action in the case of a Q fever outbreak. This guideline will incorporate the different projects of the consortium and will be discussed and complemented by the members of this consortium during regular meetings. A second focus is on improving Q fever diagnostics by developing new techniques on the human side and transferring a human test system to veterinary diagnostics. A third focus is on analyzing the Q fever fatigue syndrome within the context of a Q fever outbreak.

Principal investigator

Prof. Dr. Silke Fischer

Prof. Dr. Silke Fischer
Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart, Abt. 9 Landesgesundheitsamt
Head of Unit 93, General Hygiene and
Infection Control
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Head of Reference Laboratory for Coxiella burnetii
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Nordbahnhofstr. 135
70191 Stuttgart
silke.fischer(at)rps.bwl.de


Scientific Assistants

Dr. Larissa Dangel
Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart, Abt. 9 Landesgesundheitsamt
Referat 93, Allgemeine Hygiene und Infektionsschutz
Nordbahnhofstr. 135
70191 Stuttgart
Larissa.Dangel(at)rps.bwl.de

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