Brucella melitensis

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Related to Brucella melitensis: Brucella canis, Brucella abortus, Brucella suis

Bru·cel·la me·li·ten·sis

(brū-sel'ă mel-i-ten'sis)
A bacterial species that causes brucellosis in humans. It is the type species of the genus Brucella.

Brucella melitensis

The species that causes brucellosis in goats.
See also: Brucella


a genus of gram-negative rods in seven species and several biotypes. The cause of many serious diseases in animals, including brucellosis.

Brucella abortus
a short rod or coccobacillus which causes brucellosis in cattle and horses, and is a serious zoonosis. Two strains of reduced virulence and used for vaccination in cattle are Strain 19 and Strain 45/20.
Brucella canis
a similar organism to the other brucellae except that it is inhibited in growth by a 10% concentration of CO2, a cultural enhancement for the other species. Causes brucellosis in dogs.
Brucella melitensis
a rod so short that it is easily mistaken for a coccus with the same characteristics as the other brucellae. Causes brucellosis in goats and Malta fever in humans, a serious zoonosis. Rev1 strains are used for vaccination but have zoonotic risk.
Brucella neotomae
found only in the desert wood rat in the USA.
Brucella ovis
has staining and cultural characteristics similar to the other brucellae. Causes brucellosis in rams.
Brucella suis
a typical brucella in morphology and cultural and staining characteristics. Causes brucellosis in pigs and is a significant zoonosis.
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A rare case of Brucella melitensis infection in an obstetrician during the delivery of a transplacentally infected infant.
Biochemical misidentification of Brucella melitensis and subsequent laboratory-acquired infections.
The in vitro effect of some antibiotic combinations including Ofloxacin and Ciprofloxacin against Brucella melitensis.
Molecular epidemiology and antibiotic susceptibility of livestock Brucella melitensis isolates from Naryn Oblast, Kyrgyzstan.
Detection of Brucella melitensis by BACTEC NR 730 and BACTEC 9120 systems.
One case was culture confirmed by clinical laboratory, and the isolate was identified as Brucella melitensis biovar 3 by SAT and phage biotyping.
reported 42 year old male with an isolated cervical Lymphadenopathy due to Brucella melitensis without systemic signs and symptoms.
Brucella melitensis is the species most pathogenic in humans and the species most commonly involved in ovine and caprine brucellosis.
The serum agglutinin test for Brucellosis was positive at 1/320 titer, and then blood culture grew Brucella melitensis.