Brucella


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Related to Brucella: Francisella, Brucella abortus, Brucella canis, Brucella melitensis
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an aerobic Gram-negative coccobacillus that causes brucellosis

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Brucella can cause a disease in humans called undulant fever, but this has only been contracted in the past by drinking unpasteurised milk.
At the time of the procedure, Brucella infection was not suspected, although retrospective review showed that the patient had risk factors, including regular travel to India (most recent trip 2 months before the aspirate sample was taken) and consumption of unpasteurized buffalo milk in India.
Brucella antibody test was performed in serum by standard tube agglutination method and the result was positive at 1/10 dilution.
Brucellosis caused by Brucella melitensis is a systemic infection that can involve any organ.
Serological markers were examined for EBV, cytomegalovirus, hepatitis B, parvovirus, Salmonella, and Brucella.
Swabs were streaked onto 7% sheep blood agar (Oxoid Ltd, Hampshire, England), MacConkey agar (Oxoid), Sabouraud dextrose agar (Oxoid), Campylobacter selective agar, and Brucella selective agar plates.
kanamycin/vancomycin-laked blood agar or KVLB; brucella blood agar [BRU]; Schaedler blood agar [SBA], whichever you prefer).
Consumption of unpasteurised milk and milk products is a common mode of transmission of brucella to humans.
Humans usually contract the Brucella bacteria from unpasteurised milk and cheese, however zebras, antelope and other South African fauna can carry a species that causes spontaneous abortions, Brucella abortus.
Manchester jewellery-maker BRUCELLA RIDLEY, 41, hand-crafted it for pounds 200.
Brucellosis is a devastating, extremely infectious disease caused by Brucella bacteria that induce abortions in many animals, including sheep, goats, cattle, pigs, elk, and bison.
Important agents include Bacillus anthracis (anthrax), Brucella species (brucellosis), Clostridium botulinum (botulism), Coxiella burnetii (Q fever), Francisella tularensis (tularemia), Staphylococcus aureus, and Yersinia pestis (plague) (5).
Defra has imposed precautionary movement restrictions on a farm in Derbyshire following a high number of brucella test failures.