Correlation Engine 2.0
Clear Search sequence regions

  • coxiella burnetii (3)
  • dna (2)
  • human (2)
  • rivers (1)
  • rome (2)
  • tiber (1)
  • Sizes of these terms reflect their relevance to your search.

    Previous molecular-based studies have identified microorganisms of zoonotic and human nature in surface waters. Contaminated water can lead to human health issues, and the detection of pathogenic microorganisms is a valuable tool for the prevention of their spread. Water samples were taken from the River Tiber in and out of the city of Rome. Genetic analysis of the sequences obtained showed the presence of Coxiella burnetii in both the analyzed sites. Blast analysis showed that two sequences were identical to each other. Sequences from the polluted site showed high homology with different strains of C. burnetii. In this article, we report for the first time the presence of C. burnetii in environmental waters.


    Emilio D'Ugo, Massimo Sdanganelli, Cinzia Grasso, Fabio Magurano, Stefania Marcheggiani, Bas Boots, Melissa Baggieri, Laura Mancini. Detection of Coxiella burnetii in Urban River Water. Vector borne and zoonotic diseases (Larchmont, N.Y.). 2017 Jul;17(7):514-516

    Expand section icon Mesh Tags

    Expand section icon Substances

    PMID: 28581349

    View Full Text