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Brucellosis in the Addis Ababa dairy cattle: the myths and the realities.

BMC Vet Res 2018 Dec 14;14(1):396. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Disease Dynamics Unit, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ES, UK.

Background: Bovine brucellosis is considered as an important disease among livestock and people in sub-Saharan African countries including Ethiopia. A cross-sectional study was conducted from November 2016 to May 2017 to estimate the prevalence and associated risk factors, and to assess knowledge-attitude and practices (KAP) of farm workers about bovine brucellosis in Addis Ababa dairy farms.

Results: A total of 1550 cattle from 127 dairy farms were serially tested using the Rose Bengal Plate Test (RBPT), Competitive Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbant Assay (c-ELISA) and Complement Fixation Test (CFT). Read More

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December 2018

Aortic valve endocarditis and cerebral mycotic aneurysm due to brucellosis.

J Cardiol Cases 2011 Dec 27;4(3):e179-e182. Epub 2011 Aug 27.

Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Radiology Department, Ankara, Turkey.

Brucellosis is an infectious disease caused by Gram-negative coccobacilli. Direct contact with the infected tissue or blood, consumption of infected dairy products, and inhalation of infectious aeresol particles can transmit the disease. Brucella endocarditis is rare but the most fatal complication of brucellosis. Read More

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December 2011

Dendritic cell vaccine with Ag85A enhances anti-colorectal carcinoma immunity.

Exp Ther Med 2018 Dec 11;16(6):5123-5129. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Brucellosis Institute of Inner Mongolia University for The Nationalities, Tongliao, Inner Mongolia 028000, P.R. China.

Dendritic cells (DCs) are able to trigger T-cell activation and thus have been considered important for vaccine production against cancers. Vaccines containing DCs have been reported to be effective for developing immunity against cancer cells. The interactions between DCs and auxiliary agents are critical in the development of second-generation vaccines. Read More

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December 2018

Brucellosis seroprevalence in ovine and caprine flocks in China during 2000-2018: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

BMC Vet Res 2018 Dec 12;14(1):393. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

College of Animal Science & Veterinary Medicine, Heilongjiang Bayi Agricultural University, No.5, XinFeng Rd., Saertu District, Daqing City, 163319, Heilongjiang Province, China.

Background: Brucellosis remains one of the most common zoonotic diseases globally, with more than half million human cases reported annually. Brucellosis is an emerging and re-emerging disease in China since the 1990s. An infectious reservoir constituted by domestic animals with brucellosis, especially ovine and caprine herds, poses a significant threat to public health. Read More

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December 2018

[Occupational characteristics and clinical manifestations of 245 cases of occupational brucellosis].

Zhonghua Lao Dong Wei Sheng Zhi Ye Bing Za Zhi 2018 Oct;36(10):755-758

HulunBuir People's Hospital, Department of Brucellosis, HulunBuir Clinical Medical College, Inner Mongolia University for Nationalitie, HulunBuir 021008, China.

To analyse epidemiological, clinical characteristics and laboratory examination results of 245 occupational brucellosis form 2008 to 2018, which providing theoretical basis for prevention and control of occupational brucellosis. Based on the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention Information System, a database of occupational brucellosis cases in HunlunBuir from January 2008 to July 2018 was established. The Epidemiological characteristics, Clinical manifestation, laboratory examination of 245 occupational brucellosis and 359 without occupational brucellosis were comparatively analyzed about the same period. Read More

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October 2018

Immunogenicity evaluation of plasmids encoding Omp25 and Omp31 antigens in BALB/c mice.

Iran J Basic Med Sci 2018 Sep;21(9):957-964

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.

Objectives: Vaccination is one of the most effective means to protect humans and animals against brucellosis. Live attenuated Brucella vaccines are considered effective in animals but they may be potentially infectious to humans, so it is vital to improve the immunoprotective effects and safety of vaccines against Brucella. This study was designed to evaluate the immunogenicity of DNA vaccines encoding outer membrane proteins (Omp25 and Omp31) against Rev1 in a mouse model. Read More

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September 2018

Incidence and risk factors of brucellosis in Kermanshah province, Iran during 2010-2014.

Infect Disord Drug Targets 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Infectious diseases research center, AJA University of medical sciences, Tehran. Iran.

Introduction: Incidence of brucellosis was growing up in Iran during the past years. Kermanshah province-west of Iran is one of the endemic regions of the disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence and risk factors of brucellosis in Kermanshah province during a recent five-year period. Read More

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December 2018

Acquired QT interval prolongation and ventricular arythmias associated with brucellosis: A case report and review of literature.

J Cardiol Cases 2011 Oct 23;4(2):e121-e125. Epub 2011 Jul 23.

Akdeniz University, School of Medicine Cardiology Department, Dumlupinar Street, Antalya, Turkey.

Brucellosis is a zoonosis caused by species and usually involves the lymphoreticular system. Cardiovascular involvement is rare but fatal. Endocarditis is the most common cardiovascular manifestation of brucellosis. Read More

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October 2011

Genome Sequences of Five Brucella canis Strains Isolated from Different Countries throughout the World.

Microbiol Resour Announc 2018 Oct 11;7(14). Epub 2018 Oct 11.

EU/OIE/FAO & National Reference Laboratory for Animal Brucellosis, Animal Health Laboratory, Paris-Est University/Anses, Maisons-Alfort, France.

Canine brucellosis is a major underestimated zoonosis that remains endemic in many areas of the world. A recent phylogeographic investigation including 53 Brucella canis field isolates revealed the existence of two major lineages worldwide. Here, we report genome sequencing of 5 representative isolates of different clades identified in this study. Read More

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October 2018

Fluorescence polarization assay: Diagnostic evaluation for porcine brucellosis.

J Microbiol Methods 2018 Dec 3;156:46-51. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Indian Council Agricultural Research-National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Yelahanka, Bengaluru 560064, India. Electronic address:

Brucellosis in pigs, caused by the bacterium Brucella suis, is an important zoonotic infection. In the present study, fluorescence polarization assay (FPA) was standardized and compared with indirect enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (iELISA) and competitive ELISA (cELISA) for diagnosis of porcine brucellosis. Test performances were evaluated using representative panel (n = 100), samples from swine brucellosis outbreak (n = 300), samples from brucellosis suspected animals (n = 291) and sera samples from apparently healthy animals (n = 1121). Read More

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December 2018
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Hidden cost of disease in a free-ranging ungulate: brucellosis reduces mid-winter pregnancy in elk.

Ecol Evol 2018 Nov 28;8(22):10733-10742. Epub 2018 Oct 28.

Department of Wildland Resources Utah State University Logan Utah.

Demonstrating disease impacts on the vital rates of free-ranging mammalian hosts typically requires intensive, long-term study. Evidence for chronic pathogens affecting reproduction but not survival is rare, but has the potential for wide-ranging effects. Accurately quantifying disease-associated reductions in fecundity is important for advancing theory, generating accurate predictive models, and achieving effective management. Read More

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November 2018
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Risk factors for human brucellosis among a pastoralist community in South-West Kenya, 2015.

BMC Res Notes 2018 Dec 5;11(1):865. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA.

Objective: Brucellosis is one of the top five priority zoonosis in Kenya because of the socio-economic burden of the disease, especially among traditional, livestock keeping communities. We conducted a 1 year, hospital based, unmatched case-control study to determine risk factors for brucellosis among Maasai pastoralists of Kajiado County in 2016. A case was defined by a clinical criteria; fever or history of fever and two clinical signs suggestive of brucellosis and a positive competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay test (c-ELISA). Read More

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December 2018
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Infections in Iran.

New Microbes New Infect 2019 Jan 25;27:7-8. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Currently some parasitic and viral infections, tuberculosis, brucellosis and hospital-acquired infections are challenging issues in Iran. Despite decreasing the rate of some infectious diseases in Iran in recent years, improved sanitation, active surveillance, comprehensive infection control strategies and monitoring appropriate use of antibiotics are indispensable. Read More

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January 2019
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Comparative proteomics identified immune response proteins involved in response to vaccination with heat-inactivated Mycobacterium bovis and mycobacterial challenge in cattle.

Vet Immunol Immunopathol 2018 Dec 29;206:54-64. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

SaBio, Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos IREC CSIC-UCLM-JCCM, Ronda de Toledo s/n, 13005 Ciudad Real, Spain; Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA.

There is an imperative need for effective control of bovine tuberculosis (BTB) on a global scale and vaccination of cattle may prove to be pivotal in achieving this. The oral and parenteral use of a heat-inactivated Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) vaccine has previously been found to confer partial protection against BTB in several species. Read More

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December 2018
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Parotid abscess secondary to brucellosis in a patient with primary Sjögren's syndrome.

Eur J Rheumatol 2018 Mar;5(1):62-64

Department of Rheumatology, Fırat University School of Medicine, Elazığ, Turkey.

Swelling in the salivary glands, particularly parotid glands, is observed in approximately one third of Sjögren's syndrome patients. However, such patients should be assessed in terms of causes such as malignancies, infections, amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, and other autoimmune diseases when parotid gland swelling is noted. It should be considered that the incidence of lymphoma increases in Sjögren's syndrome. Read More

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March 2018
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Brucella canis infection in a young dog with epididymitis and orchitis.

Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd 2018 Dec;160(12):743-748

Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich.

Introduction: The following case report describes the clinical and diagnostic procedure for suspected brucellosis infection in a dog. A 21 month old intact male Border Collie was presented with an enlarged right testicle and epididymis. The dog was imported to Switzerland from Germany at the age of three months, but was never abroad since then. Read More

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December 2018
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Seroprevalence of Brucellosis and Associated Risk Factors among Indigenous Breeds of Goats in Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria.

J Pathog 2018 1;2018:5257926. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Department of Animal Production and Health, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Federal University Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria.

A cross-sectional study was conducted in Wukari, Taraba state, Nigeria, to determine the prevalence of antibodies and the risk factors associated with brucellosis in indigenous breeds of goats. A total of 386 goats were sampled from three political wards: Puje, Avyi, and Hospital: harvested sera samples were subjected to Rose Bengal Plate Test (RBPT). GraphPad Prism version 7. Read More

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November 2018

A case of Brucella aortitis associated with development of thoracic aortic aneurysm and aortobronchial fistula.

Cardiovasc Pathol 2018 Nov 7;39:5-7. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston/Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center, 6431 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Electronic address:

Objectives: The purpose of this case report is to document the occurrence of granulomatous aortitis complicated by formation of a saccular aneurysm and aortobronchial fistula due to Brucella infection.

Methods: A 65-year-old man with a history of feral swine hunting presented with hemoptysis and was found to have a saccular thoracic aortic aneurysm and associated aortobronchial fistula. The aneurysm underwent operative repair with closure of the aortobronchial fistula. Read More

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November 2018
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Isolated hepatitis B core antibody in HIV infected patients--can response to hepatitis B vaccine help to elucidate the cause?

Caspian J Intern Med 2018 ;9(4):328-333

Department of Community Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Science, Hamadan, Iran.

Background: Concomitant hepatitis B and HIV infections are common. In some of these patients, HBcAb is the only serologic marker of hepatitis B. This study was conducted to elucidate the cause of isolated HBcAb in HIV-infected patients via hepatitis B vaccination. Read More

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January 2018
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Seroprevalence and risk factors of brucellosis among slaughtered indigenous cattle, abattoir personnel and pregnant women in Ngaoundéré, Cameroon.

BMC Infect Dis 2018 Dec 3;18(1):611. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

School of Veterinary Medicine and Sciences, University of Ngaoundéré, Ngaoundéré, Cameroon.

Background: Brucellosis is a neglected debilitating zoonosis with a high prevalence in many developing countries. Bovine brucellosis is widespread in Cameroon but the epidemiological situation of human brucellosis is not known. A cross sectional study was carried to determine the seroprevalence and factors associated with bovine and human Brucellosis among abattoir personnel and pregnant women in Ngaoundéré, Cameroon. Read More

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December 2018

Successful Endovascular Aneurysm Repair For Brucella Mycotic Aneurysm Acquired From Ingestion Of Sheep Placenta.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China; Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong Medical Centre, South Wing, 14(th) Floor K Block, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong.

An aortic aneurysm infected by Brucella is rarely seen. In this case report, we describe a Brucella mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm acquired from ingestion of sheep placenta. Clinical symptoms included fever, fatigue, and abdominal pain. Read More

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November 2018
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Phenotypic and Molecular Characterization of -Like Bacteria From a Domestic Marsh Frog ().

Front Vet Sci 2018 15;5:283. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

ANSES/Paris-Est University, EU/OIE/FAO and National Reference Laboratory for Brucellosis, Animal Health Laboratory, Maisons-Alfort, France.

Several isolates have been described in wild-caught and "exotic" amphibians from various continents and identified as -like strains. On the basis of epidemiological investigations conducted in June 2017 in France in a farm producing domestic frogs () for human consumption of frog's legs, potentially pathogenic bacteria were isolated from adults showing lesions (joint and subcutaneous abscesses). The bacteria were initially misidentified as using a commercial identification system, prior to being identified as spp. Read More

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November 2018
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Acute Brucellosis Presenting as an Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia.

Case Rep Infect Dis 2018 25;2018:1030382. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Department of Pediatrics, SN Medical College, Jodhpur, India.

Brucellosis is one of the most widespread zoonosis in the world. Hematological complications in brucellosis usually present as mild anemia, leukopenia, or pancytopenia. Autoimmune hemolytic anemia in brucellosis is rarely reported. Read More

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October 2018
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Wild Boar: A Reservoir of Foodborne Zoonoses.

Foodborne Pathog Dis 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Food Hygiene and Environmental Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki , Helsinki, Finland .

Wild boar populations around the world have increased dramatically over past decades. Climate change, generating milder winters with less snow, may affect their spread into northern regions. Wild boars can serve as reservoirs for a number of bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which are transmissible to humans and domestic animals through direct interaction with wild boars, through contaminated food or indirectly through contaminated environment. Read More

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November 2018
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A Cross-Cutting Approach to Surveillance and Laboratory Capacity as a Platform to Improve Health Security in Uganda.

Health Secur 2018 ;16(S1):S76-S86

Kiersten Kugeler, PhD, MPH, is an Epidemiologist, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, CO.

Global health security depends on effective surveillance for infectious diseases. In Uganda, resources are inadequate to support collection and reporting of data necessary for an effective and responsive surveillance system. We used a cross-cutting approach to improve surveillance and laboratory capacity in Uganda by leveraging an existing pediatric inpatient malaria sentinel surveillance system to collect data on expanded causes of illness, facilitate development of real-time surveillance, and provide data on antimicrobial resistance. Read More

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January 2018
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Association of an IRF3 putative functional uORF variant with resistance to Brucella infection: A candidate gene based analysis of InDel polymorphisms in goats.

Cytokine 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, CICVyA, Instituto de Patobiología, Nicolás Repetto y de Los Reseros s/n, Hurlingham, Buenos Aires B1686, Argentina. Electronic address:

Brucellosis is an important zoonotic disease caused by infection with Brucella spp. It generates major economic losses in livestock production worldwide. Goats are the principal hosts of B. Read More

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November 2018

Protein-G-based lateral flow assay for rapid serodiagnosis of brucellosis in domesticated animals.

J Immunoassay Immunochem 2018 Nov 26:1-10. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

a Department of Medical Microbiology , Genomix Molecular Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd , Hyderabad , India.

This study was conducted to develop and evaluate protein-G-based lateral flow assay (LFA) for rapid serodiagnosis of brucellosis in various domesticated animal species. The assay diagnostic performance was tested with 144 reference and 356 field sera samples and then compared with other serological assays. Results revealed that LFA showed 89% and 99% sensitivity and specificity, respectively, when compared with competitive ELISA as the gold standard. Read More

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November 2018
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Clinical features of 2041 human brucellosis cases in China.

PLoS One 2018 26;13(11):e0205500. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Key Laboratory of Surveillance and Early-warning on Infectious Disease, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China.

Background: Human brucellosis has become a major public health problem in China. However, the available clinical data on brucellosis cases are limited.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed medical charts of 2041 patients with confirmed human brucellosis and prospectively recorded their outcomes by telephone interview. Read More

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November 2018
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Evaluation of human trophoblasts and ovine testis cell lines for the study of the intracellular pathogen Brucella ovis.

FEMS Microbiol Lett 2018 Dec;365(24)

Departamento de Microbiología y Genética, Edificio Departamental, Universidad de Salamanca, Plaza Doctores de la Reina s/n, 37007 Salamanca, Spain.

Since pathogenic Brucella survive and replicate inside phagocytes, cellular models of infection constitute important tools in brucellosis research. We describe the behavior of B. ovis PA (which causes a type of ovine brucellosis mainly affecting the male reproductive tract) and representative attenuated mutants in two commercially available cell lines of non-professional phagocytes related to Brucella tissue preference: OA3. Read More

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December 2018

Spatio-temporal cluster and distribution of human brucellosis in Shanxi Province of China between 2011 and 2016.

Sci Rep 2018 Nov 19;8(1):16977. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Shanxi Medical University, School of Public Health, Taiyuan, 030001, China.

In recent years, the incidence of human brucellosis (HB) in the Shanxi province has ranked to be the top five among the 31 China provinces. HB data in Shanxi province between 2011 and 2016 were collected from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Spatial and temporal distribution of HB was evaluated using spatial autocorrelation analysis and space-time scan analysis. Read More

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November 2018

Serological and molecular analysis for brucellosis in selected swine herds from Southern India.

J Infect Public Health 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

ICAR-National Research Centre on Meat, Chengicherla, Hyderabad, 500092, India.

Background: Swine brucellosis is a zoonotic disease caused by Brucella suis. The study describes the occurrence of brucellosis in two organized piggeries in Southern India.

Methods: A total of 585 serum samples comprising 575 from pigs and 10 from animal handlers were collected and tested by serological tests and PCR. Read More

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November 2018
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Successful resolution of Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis associated to brucellosis in the adult.

Tunis Med 2018 Jul;96(7):458-461

Hemophagocyticlymphohistocytosis (HLH) is a proliferation of histiocytes with importanthemophagocytosisoccurring in different organs such as the spleen and the bone marrow. HLH is now increasingly diagnosed in the context of infections, malignancies and connective tissue diseases. Although brucellosis is an endemic infection in Tunisia, its association with HLH is a very rare condition which should be considered in patients with splenomegaly and cytopenia. Read More

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July 2018
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A Neglected Animal Model for a Neglected Disease: Guinea Pigs and the Search for an Improved Animal Model for Human Brucellosis.

Front Microbiol 2018 31;9:2593. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States.

Brucellosis is a bacterial disease caused by species of the genus and affects a wide variety of domestic and wildlife species and is also an important zoonosis. The global burden of disease is difficult to assess but spp. have a worldwide distribution and are endemic in the Middle East, Africa, South America, and Asia. Read More

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October 2018

Risk factors of brucellosis seropositivity in Bactrian camels of Mongolia.

BMC Vet Res 2018 Nov 13;14(1):342. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, PO Box, CH-4002, Basel, Switzerland.

Background: More information on brucellosis epidemiology in Bactrian camels is needed due to their growing economic and livelihood importance for herders and renewed efforts in Mongolia to eliminate brucellosis through mass vaccination of ruminants excluding camels. Brucellosis prevalence in camels increased over the past two decades. Random multi-stage cluster surveys were done in the Eastern provinces of Dornod and Sukhbaatar in 2013 and 2014 and in the Southern & Western provinces of Dornogobi, Umnogobi and Khovd in 2014 and 2015. Read More

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November 2018
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Molecular Investigation of the Transmission Pattern of 3 From Inner Mongolia, China.

Front Vet Sci 2018 29;5:271. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China.

Brucellosis is an endemic disease in China affecting both humans and livestock. The aim of the present study was to analyze two strains isolated from sheep spleens from Ulanqab in Inner Mongolia, China using classical and molecular typing techniques. The two strains were identified as biovar 3 and were closely related to isolates previously obtained from two different hosts (human and swine) in Guangxi Province. Read More

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October 2018

A Retrospective Study on Bovine Tuberculosis in Cattle on Fiji: Study Findings and Stakeholder Responses.

Front Vet Sci 2018 26;5:270. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

The University of Sydney, Farm Animal Health, Sydney School of Veterinary Science, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is globally significant due to its impacts on cattle production. A Brucellosis and Tuberculosis Eradication and Control (BTEC) program commenced in Fiji during the 1980's and has since been sustained by government funding and industry cooperation. A retrospective study of bTB data obtained during the Fiji BTEC program from 1999 to 2014 was undertaken at the University of Sydney with support from the Government of Fiji. Read More

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October 2018
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Brucella-associated cervical bursitis in cattle.

Trop Anim Health Prod 2018 Nov 9. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Universidade Estadual do Maranhão, São Luís, MA, Brazil.

Bovine brucellosis poses a risk to human health and causes serious economic losses for the animal industry. This report describes the use of different diagnostic methods for the diagnosis of brucellosis in cattle affected by cervical bursitis from a slaughterhouse located in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil. Serum samples from a total of 47 cattle with bursitis were collected and submitted to the Rose Bengal Test (RBT), and RBT-positive samples were further confirmed by the 2-mercaptoethanol (2-ME) assay. Read More

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November 2018
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Predictors of therapeutic failure among patients with acute brucellosis treated by dual therapy with doxycycline-rifampin.

Trop Med Int Health 2018 Nov 9. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt.

Objective: To determine the frequency of therapeutic failure among patients with acute and subacute brucellosis and to explore the predictors of failure.

Methods: The study included 213 consecutive, naïve patients with acute and subacute brucellosis. All participants underwent clinical evaluation, chest radiography, stool microscopic examination and interferon-gamma release assay. Read More

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November 2018
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Sero-prevalence and associated risk factors of Brucellosis among Malaria negative febrile out-patients in Wakiso district, Central Uganda.

BMC Res Notes 2018 Nov 8;11(1):803. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Department of Biomolecular Resources and Biolab Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity, Makerere University, P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda.

Objective: Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease usually acquired through direct contact with the infected animals and consumption of contaminated milk and meat products. In humans Brucellosis presents similar signs with other febrile diseases like Malaria, typhoid and other febrile conditions. This study was carried out to determine the prevalence of Brucella abortus among patients with fever but were negative for Malaria. Read More

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November 2018
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Comparative Genomics and Infection of Field Clonal Isolates of Biovar 3 Did Not Identify Signature of Host Adaptation.

Front Microbiol 2018 22;9:2505. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

EU/OIE/FAO and National Reference Laboratory for Brucellosis, Animal Health Laboratory, Anses/Paris-Est University, Maisons-Alfort, France.

spp. are responsible for brucellosis, a widespread zoonosis causing reproductive disorders in animals. Species-classification within this monophyletic genus is based on bacteriological and biochemical phenotyping. Read More

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October 2018
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Endocarditis in the Mediterranean Basin.

New Microbes New Infect 2018 Nov 30;26:S43-S51. Epub 2018 May 30.

UMR VITROME, Aix-Marseille Université, IRD, Service de Santé des Armées, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Marseille, Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire Méditerranée-Infection, France.

Infective endocarditis is a severe disease with high mortality. Despite a global trend towards an increase in staphylococcal aetiologies, in older patients and a decrease in viridans streptococci, we have observed in recent studies great epidemiologic disparities between countries. In order to evaluate these differences among Mediterranean countries, we performed a PubMed search of infective endocarditis case series for each country. Read More

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November 2018
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Predominance of Brucella abortus antibodies among women with spontaneous abortion in the city of Mwanza: unrecognized link or coincidence?

BMC Res Notes 2018 Nov 6;11(1):792. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Weill Bugando School of Medicine, P.O. Box 1464, Mwanza, Tanzania.

Objective: This study investigated the association of Brucella seropositivity and spontaneous abortions in human population in the city of Mwanza, Tanzania.

Results: A comparative cross sectional study which used 148 sera from women with spontaneous abortion and 250 sera from full-term delivered women was conducted in July 2017. Detection of Brucella abortus and Brucella melitensis antibodies was done using slide agglutination test. Read More

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November 2018
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A study to identify the practices of the buffalo keepers which inadvertently lead to the spread of brucellosis in Delhi.

BMC Vet Res 2018 Nov 6;14(1):329. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

School of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 110057, Delhi, India.

Background: India has the largest Buffalo population in the world, with every household in rural India owning buffaloes depending upon daily milk requirement - dairy farmers can own between 10 to 70 buffaloes. The health of Indian buffaloes is of economic importance since India is one of the largest buffalo meat exporters in the world, and Indian Buffalo semen is sold in the USA for breeding purposes. However, National Control Program on brucellosis is only active in South India and in Panjab (a North Indian state with high human brucellosis incidence). Read More

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November 2018
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Knowledge and perception of pastoral community members about brucellosis as a cause of abortion in animals and its zoonotic importance in Amibara district, Afar Region, Ethiopia.

PLoS One 2018 5;13(11):e0206457. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture, Addis Ababa University, Bishoftu, Ethiopia.

Sero-epidemiological studies of brucellosis in the Afar Region showed that the disease is prevalent in livestock. However, there is little information regarding the pastoral community members' awareness about brucellosis as a cause of abortion in animals and its zoonotic importance. In this study, we assessed knowledge and perception of pastoral community members about brucellosis as a cause of abortion in animals and its zoonotic importance in Amibara district, Afar Region, Ethiopia. Read More

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November 2018
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Animal brucellosis control or eradication programs worldwide: A systematic review of experiences and lessons learned.

Prev Vet Med 2018 Nov 9;160:105-115. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, China Medical University, Shenyang, China. Electronic address:

Brucellosis is one of the most common zoonoses worldwide, causing huge economic losses in the animal industry and posing a serious threat to human health. Although the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has recommended strategies or measures to control or eradicate brucellosis, only some developed countries have achieved freedom from animal brucellosis. In developing countries, brucellosis remains a serious problem, and the importance of its control has attracted little attention. Read More

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November 2018
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Cross-sectional study of brucellosis and Q fever in Thailand among livestock in two districts at the Thai-Cambodian border, Sa Kaeo province.

One Health 2018 Dec 11;6:37-40. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Bureau of Epidemiology, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand.

Brucellosis and Q fever impart high morbidity in humans and economic losses among livestock worldwide. However their prevalence is still not fully known in Thailand. We conducted a sero-survey of brucellosis and Q fever in beef, dairy cattle, goat, and sheep herds from Thai communities at the border with Cambodia, a cross-border trading center. Read More

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December 2018
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Development and evaluation of a core genome multilocus sequence typing (cgMLST) scheme for Brucella spp.

Infect Genet Evol 2018 Oct 30;67:38-43. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Department of Genetics, School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai 625021, Tamil Nadu, India. Electronic address:

Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease caused by Brucella spp. Brucella spp. can be sub-typed by multilocus sequence typing (MLST) method, which targets a set of housekeeping genes. Read More

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October 2018
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Association of Brucellosis with Abortion Prevalence in Humans and Animals in Africa: A Review.

Afr J Reprod Health 2018 Sep;22(3):120-136

Sokoine University of Agriculture, College of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health, Morogoro, Tanzania.

Brucellosis is a worldwide zoonotic disease suspected to be the cause of abortions which remain largely undiagnosed in both humans and animals. A review of literature was performed to elucidate the contribution of brucellosis to abortions in humans, livestock and wildlife in Africa. A total number of 18 published articles associated brucellosis to abortions observed in humans and livestock in some parts of Africa. Read More

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September 2018
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Seroreactivity and Risk Factors Associated with Human Brucellosis among Cattle Slaughterhouse Workers in South Korea.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018 Oct 29;15(11). Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Dongguk University, Gyeongju 38066, Korea.

The prevalence rate of human brucellosis in high-risk populations, as well as their risk factors, have not been well understood in South Korea. In this cross-sectional study, we investigated the seroreactivity and risk factors associated with human brucellosis among South Korean cattle slaughterhouse workers. We enrolled 922 subjects working in 71 slaughterhouses across the country in 2012. Read More

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October 2018
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