Brucellae are Gram-negative, small rods infecting mammals and capable of causing disease called brucellosis. The infection results in abortion and sterility in domestic animals (sheeps, pigs, rams etc). Especially dangerous for humans are: Brucella melitensis, Brucella suis, Brucella abortus, and Brucella canis that trigger unspecific symptoms (flu-like manifestation). Brucella rods are introduced via host cells, by inhalation, skin abrasions, ingestion or mucosal membranes. The most important
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constitutes a broad range of signs and symptoms. Patients commonly present with fever, chills, fatigue, joint, muscle and back pain. The fact that symptoms are non-specific and can be shared by other infectious diseases makes it even more difficult for clinicians to diagnose it clinically.
Although the diagnosis is confirmed by isolation of the Brucella spp. from tissues or body fluids, the occupational risk of infection transmission to laboratory staff and the time-consuming and less sensitive culture
REEM AL JINDAN,
SHEIKH MUHAMMAD AMJAD
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