Chapter

Brucellosis

M. Monir Madkour

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070621

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Brucellosis

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Medical Microbiology and Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

There are four species of the Gram-negative, aerobic brucella bacillus, each comprising several biovars: Brucella melitensis (‘Malta fever’, most commonly associated with goats, sheep, and camels), B. abortus (cattle), B. suis (pigs), and B. canis (dogs). The disease that they cause—brucellosis—occurs worldwide, but is especially prevalent in the Mediterranean region, the Indian subcontinent, Mexico, and Central and South America. Transmission is commonly by ingestion of untreated dairy products or other contaminated foods, but can also be by inhalation or inoculation....

Chapter.  4096 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medical Microbiology and Virology ; Infectious Diseases

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.