Brucella suis

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Related to Brucella suis: Brucella melitensis, Brucella abortus

Bru·cel·la su·'is

a bacterial species causing abortion in swine, brucellosis in humans, and a wasting disease in chickens; may also infect horses, dogs, cows, monkeys, goats, and laboratory animals.

Bru·cel·la su·is

(brū-sel'lă sū'is)
A bacterial species causing brucellosis in humans; may also infect horses, dogs, cows, monkeys, goats, and laboratory animals.

Brucella suis

The species that causes brucellosis in swine.
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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The analysis of the intramacrophagic virulome of Brucella suis deciphers the environment encountered by the pathogen inside the macrophage host cell.
Role of the Brucella suis lipopolysaccharide O antigen in phagosomal genesis and in inhibition of phagosome-lysosome fusion in murine macrophages, Infect.
BmaC, a novel autotransporter of Brucella suis, is involved in bacterial adhesion to host cells.
Differentiation between serological responses to Brucella suis and Yersinia enterocolitica serotype O:9 after natural or experimental infection in pigs.
Brucella suis infections in collared peccaries in Venezuela.
An evaluation of three serological tests for antibody to Brucella suis in pigs.
Completion of the genome sequence of Brucella abortus and comparison to the highly similar genomes of Brucella melitensis and Brucella suis.
Zoonotic Species Preferential host potential Brucella melitensis Sheep, goat +++ Brucella abortus Cattle ++ Brucella suis Pig ++ Brucella canis Dog + Brucella ovis Sheep - Brucella neotomae Desert wood rat (Neotomae lepida) - Brucella ceti Cetaceans + Brucella pinnipedialis Seals + Brucella microti common voles (Microtus arvalis) -
Timeline of key events for three patients with confirmed or probable brucellosis from Brucella suis infection--three states, 2007-2008 Date Patient Event December Patients A, B, Exposed to feral swine carcasses 23-29, 2007 and C during hunts in Florida.
Under that program, which was discontinued in 1969, the United States produced the following to fill munitions: Bacillus anthracis, botulinum toxin, Francisella tularensis, Brucella suis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, staphylococcal enterotoxin B, and Coxiella burnetti (9).
Traditional Agents associated with biological warfare biocrimes and agents bioterrorism Pathogens Bacillus anthracis(b) Ascaris suum Brucella suis Bacillus anthracis(b) Coxiella burnetii(b) Coxiella burnetii(b) Francisella tularensis Giardia lamblia Smallpox HIV Viral encephalitides Rickettsia prowazekii Viral hemorrhagic (typhus) fevers(b) Yersinia pestis(b) Salmonella Typhimurium Salmonella typhi Shigella species Schistosoma species Vibrio cholerae Viral hemorrhagic fevers (Ebola)(b) Yellow fever virus Yersinia enterocolitica Yersinia pestis(b) Toxins Botulinum(b) Botulinum(b) Ricin(b) Cholera endotoxin Staphylococcal Diphtheria toxin enterotoxin B Nicotine Ricin(b) Snake toxin Tetrodotoxin Anti-crop Rice blast agents Rye stern mst Wheat stem mst
The bomb fill contained nonviable gram-negative bacteria (identified as Brucella suis by strain-specific PCR); soil samples tested positive for Brucella DNA and antigens and cultures yielded normal commensal flora but no growth of Brucella sp.