Cattle exposure to Coxiella burnetii and environmental factors in Greece

In this work, made in collaboration with the University of Thessaly, Greece, we have explored the role of selected environmental risk factors of Coxiella burnetii exposure in dairy cattle in northern Greece. According to our Ecological Niche Model, precipitation in the wettest quarter had the highest contribution to predicting Coxiella exposure. Exposure of dairy cattle farms to C. burnetii is massive in the study areas raising significant concerns regarding livestock production and public health implications in Greece.