JOURNAL OF VECTOR BORNE DISEASES, vol.54, no.2, pp.157-163, 2017 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF VECTOR BORNE DISEASES
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Coxiella burnetii, geographical features, Q fever, risk factors, seroprevalence, Q-FEVER, PREVALENCE, ANTIBODIES, HUMANS
Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated:
Background & objectives: Coxiella burnetii (C. burnetii) bacterium, the causative agent of Q fever has regained importance due to the increasing cases of infections and outbreaks. A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted to investigate the seroprevalence of C. burnetii in human populations of Erzincan province located in the eastern Turkey, identify the risk factors, and to explore the relationship between geographical features.