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PCR-based Detection of Brucella Species in Milk and Dairy Products from Syria Countryside as Surrogate Marker of Risk of Infection to the Urban Population / Lauren Mardini

Publication year: 2020

ISBN: Ph00069

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Brucellosis, also known as Malta or undulant fever, is a chronic, febrile, occupational disease caused by the Brucella bacterium. Brucella is an intracellular parasite that invades the phagocytes and causes a debilitating illness in humans that requires combined and extensive antibiotic treatment. This highly virulent stealth pathogen is transmitted by the consumption of infected, unpasteurized animal-milk products. Infection can also occur by direct contact with infected animal parts through cuts and abrasions on the skin. In animals, this pathogen causes sterility and spontaneous abortions, leading to significant economic losses to livestock production. The disease remains to be one of the most important health disorders spread worldwide and its eradication continues to be a difficult challenge.

Subject: PCR, Brucella, Bacteria, Brucellosis, Detection, Syria, Milk‎, Dairy Products, Milk microbiology