Validation of a Novel Molecular Assay for Swine Brucellosis
Brucellosis is a zoonotic bacteria caused disease that has around half a million new cases each year worldwide. Sixteen known species in the genus Brucella have been characterized to cause this disease in specific host animals. Swine brucellosis is caused by B. suis and is endemic in feral swine populations. Overlaps between feral swine and domestic swine, cattle, or humans can lead to further transmission of the disease. This leads to both health risks to these populations as well as harm to the swine and cattle industries. Current diagnostic tests are unable to differentiate between B. suis ...
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