Anou DreyfusSwiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Allschwil, Switzerland; University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland; Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland; Institut Pasteur, Antananarivo, Madagascar;
Coxiella burnetii is an underreported zoonotic pathogen in many rural regions globally. We investigated C. burnetii exposure in a remote indigenous tribe residing in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. The high seroprevalence of 35% (95% CI, 27–43%) demonstrates the need for One Health studies to identify risk factors, clinical impact, and potential medical, veterinary, and environmental interventions.
Financial support: This project was funded by Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung (grant number 2019_HA163) and the Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation (grant number 1053-KF).