Brucella abortus

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Related to Brucella abortus: Brucella melitensis, Brucella suis

Bru·cel·la a·bor·'tus

a bacterial species that causes abortion in cows (bovine brucellosis), mares, and sheep, undulant fever in humans, and a wasting disease in chickens.
Synonym(s): abortus bacillus
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Bru·cel·la a·bor·tus

(brū-sel'lă ă-bōr'tŭs)
A bacterial species that causes undulant fever.
Synonym(s): Bang bacillus.
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Sir David, English surgeon, 1855-1931.
Brucella abortus - infectious bacteria causing abortions in cattle, sheep, mares; causes undulant fever in man and a wasting disease in chickens. Synonym(s): abortus bacillus; Bang bacillus
Brucella - a genus of encapsulated, nonmotile bacteria (family Brucellaceae) causing infection of the genital organs, the mammary gland, and the respiratory and intestinal tracts.
brucellosis - an infectious disease caused by Brucella, and transmitted by direct contact with diseased animals or through ingestion of infected meat, milk, or cheese. Synonym(s): febris undulans; Malta fever; Mediterranean fever; undulant fever
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Novel vector vaccine against Brucella abortus based on influenza A viruses expressing Brucella L7/ L12 or Omp16 proteins: evaluation of protection in pregnant heifers.
Resultados e Discussao: Nas tres partidas de queijo fabricadas observou-se que a Brucella abortus 1119-3 nao apresentou crescimento em meio Farrel apos 25 dias de cura, indicando que a contaminagao, se presente, encontrava-se abaixo do limite da tecnica (50 UFC/g).
A homologous fluorescence polarization assay for detection of antibody to Brucella abortus. J.
Individuals born in the countryside have a higher probability of being infected with Brucella abortus (OR 2.45; IC 95%= 0.98 to 6.10) than those born in the cities.
Biological properties of RB51; a stable rough strain of Brucella abortus. Vet Microbiol 1991;28:171-88.
Giambartolomei, "Brucella abortus induces intracellular retention of mhc-i molecules in human macrophages down-modulating cytotoxic [cd8.sup.+] T cell responses," Cellular Microbiology, vol.
The direct fluorescent antibody test for detection of Brucella abortus in bovine abortion material.
The serological tests used to diagnose infections of the most commonly isolated zoonotic species (Brucella abortus, Brucella suis, and Brucella melitensis) do not detect antibodies against B.