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ANAS Annual Meeting Registration

ANAS members receive a discount on their registration fee for the annual meeting. Please view our membership information if you are interested in joining. There are many other benefits of membership as well.
Be sure to review the information on the Annual Meeting Page before registering.

DEADLINE for registration is March 15 if you are presenting at the conference.

For general attendees, March 27 is the deadline to register and attend the luncheon. Registration is still accepted after that date but lunch will not be available.

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After finishing this registration you will receive an email receipt with the names and email addresses of the different session chairs. You will need to email a properly formatted copy of your abstract to the session chair for your discipline.

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There is also a description of formatting and a list of the session chairs on the annual meeting information page.

Sample Abstract

*PREVALANCE OF COXIELLA BURNETII DNA IN CONSUMER MILK FROM THE UNITED STATES

Remy E. Hilsabeck and Paul Keim (Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ)

Coxiella burnetii is an obligate intracellular pathogen common in livestock on every continent. It is easily dispersed and highly infectious, but not extremely virulent. Infected animals shed the bacterial cells in bodily fluids such as urine and milk. Despite its ubiquity, C. burnetii is difficult to culture and thus difficult to genotype. As a result, little is known about its geographic distribution and population structure. While the pasteurization process kills this pathogen, DNA may still be present in quantities suitable for detection and genotyping. To test this hypothesis, 10 samples of bovine milk as well as 1 sample of goat milk, originating from 11 dairy plants across five states, were purchased from local grocery stores in Flagstaff, AZ. These samples underwent crude DNA extractions that were then tested using a C. burnetii detection assay: IS1111. All samples tested positive for C. burnetii DNA, suggesting that it is widely distributed in milk in the U.S. Genotyping was performed using TaqMan dual probe assays to target single-nucleotide polymorphisms. In most cases, genotyping data were obtained and demonstrated that all samples are phylogenetically similar, suggestive of a dominant genotype in U.S. dairies. We have demonstrated that detecting and genotyping C.burnetii from milk is possible, allowing for more broad and detailed epidemiological studies of this pathogen in the future.
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