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Brucellosis Bacterium


Human Brucellosis is an infection caused by one of four species of Gram-negative coccobacilli bacteria of the genus Brucella. B. abortus is normally a pathogen of cattle, while B. melitensis, B. ovis, B. suis and B. canis are pathogens of sheep, goats, pigs and dogs, respectively. Organisms are acquired by humans via the oral route through the ingestion of unpasteurized milk and cheese, via inhalation of aerosols generated on farms and in slaughterhouses, or via inoculation of...

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