Serological prevalence of Coxiella burnetii in captive wild ruminants in Saudi Arabia

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Serum samples from sand gazelles (n=227),mountain gazelles (n=232), and Arabian oryx (n=96)
reared in captivity in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia were testedfor the presence of Coxiella burnetii antibodies using an
indirect enzyme immunoassay. C. burnetii antibodies werepresent in 18.3%, 7.3%, and 46.9% of these animals,
respectively. The difference in serological prevalence between the three species was statistically significant.
Age- and sex-related differences in prevalence were also observed. This study is the first record of C. burnetii
antibodies in Arabian gazelles

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