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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Brucella melitensis as causative agent for neck abscess in an endemic area.
Succesful management of Brucella melitensis endocarditis with combined medical and surgical approach.
Completion of the genome sequence of Brucella abortus and comparison to the highly similar genomes of Brucella melitensis and Brucella suis.
It is primarily caused by Brucella abortus in bovines and Brucella melitensis in small ruminants whereas cross-species transmission of this infection is possible (Aparicio, 2013; Ali et al.
Comparative analyses of proteins extracted by hot saline orReleased spontaneously into outer membrane blebs fromfield strains of Brucella ovis and Brucella melitensis.
Brucella melitensis, with a reservoir in sheep, goats, and camels may cause severe, acute disease and disabling complications.
Brucella melitensis bacteremia in children: review of 62 cases.
Surveillance of Brucella melitensis and Brucella abortus from aborted Bengal goats in Bangladesh.
Investigation of the performance of the Rose Bengale plate test in the diagnosis of Brucella melitensis infection in sheep and goats.