Coxiella burnetii – how deadly could be the Q fever?

April 1, 2020 0 Comments

What is this Coxiella pathogen? Coxiella burnetii is a Gram-negative bacterium that infects animals and humans causing the Q fever (query fever). This is a strictly intracellular pathogen that encodes several basic proteins that buffers the environment of the phagolysosome-like vacuole to acidic pH. The genome of this bacterium includes 4 Na+ exchangers and transporters …