[MARMAM] New publication on Wildlife reservoirs of brucellosis: Brucella in aquatic environments

Gaby Hernandez gabbytica at gmail.com
Wed Jun 19 22:05:10 PDT 2013

Dear colleagues

We are pleased to announce the publication of the following paper:

*Wildlife reservoirs of brucellosis: Brucella in aquatic environments*

G. Hernandez-Mora, J.D. Palacios-Alfaro & R. Gonzalez-Barrientos.


Neurobrucellosis and osteomyelitis are common pathologies of humans and
cetaceans infected with *Brucella ceti* or *B. pinnipedialis*. Currently,
53 species of marine mammal are known to show seropositivity for brucellae,
and *B. ceti* or *B. pinnipedialis* have been isolated or identified in
polymerase chain reaction assays in 18 of these species. Brucellae have
also been isolated from fish and identified in lungworm parasites of
pinnipeds and cetaceans. Despite these circumstances, there are no local or
global requirements for monitoring brucellosis in marine mammals handled
for multiple purposes such as capture, therapy, rehabilitation,
investigation, slaughter or consumption. Since brucellosis is a zoonosis
and may be a source of infection to other animals, international standards
for Brucella in potentially infected marine mammals are necessary.

The article is available at the Scientific and Technical Review journal
site of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) “Brucellosis: recent
developments towards ‘One Health’ concept Scientific and Technical Review
32 (1).


Address for pdf requests : gabbytica at gmail.com



Gabriela Hernández Mora, D.V.M, MS.c

- Veterinary Microbiology

National Service of Animal Health (SENASA)- Costa Rica

-Keto Foundation (www.fundacionketo.org)

*+506 25 87 16 00 ext 1796*

+506 88 93 76 09
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