|Bellaire, B - Iowa State University|
|Roop Ii, R - East Carolina University|
|Thoen, C - Iowa State University|
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/16/2012
Publication Date: 4/30/2012
Citation: Olsen, S.C., Bellaire, B., Roop II, R.M., Thoen, C.O. 2012. Brucella. In: Gyles, C.L., Prescott, J.F., Songer, J.G., Thoen, C.O., editors. Pathogenesis of Bacterial Infections in Animals. 4th edition. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Blackwell. p. 429-441.
Technical Abstract: The genus Brucella encompasses a group of gram negative bacteria that survive almost exclusively in infected hosts with preference for localization in intracellular compartments of cells. The genus has traditionally been divided into species based on microbe characteristics and host preference, but most Brucella species are capable of infecting many hosts. Clinical disease caused by infection with bacteria is generally associated with chronic infections and pathologic effects in reproductive tissues. Regulatory programs are the most cost-efficient way to control Brucella and prevent human infection.