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Abstract

Animals with Coxiella burnetii infection demonstrate a Western immunoblot profile of chronic Q fever in humans.

Abstract

Western immunoblotting was used to compare the immune response to C. burnetii phase I and phase II antigens of humans with acute and chronic Q fever with that of infected cats, rabbits, cows and raccoons. The cats, rabbits, cows and raccoons had an immunoblot profile similar to that of the human with chronic Q fever.