Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 21st, 2004
These pathogens "are responsible for brucellosis, a worldwide zoonotic disease causing abortion in domestic animals and Malta fever in humans," bacteriologists in the United States explained. "Based on host preference, the genus is divided into six species: Brucella abortus, B. melitensis, and B. suis are pathogenic to humans, whereas B. ovis and B. neotomae are nonpathogenic to humans and B. canis human infections are rare."
"Limited genome diversity exists among Brucella species," noted G. Rajashekara and colleagues at the University...
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