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Epidemiological and clinical aspects of human brucellosis in Central Greece.
The confirmed cases of human brucellosis in the area of Larissa in Central Greece from 2003 to 2005 were analyzed to assess the features of the affected population and to determine the factorsExpand
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Control and eradication of brucellosis in small ruminants
Eradication of brucellosis in small ruminants can be achieved mainly by depopulation of infected flocks. This strategy has high cost and involves good organization of farmers and veterinary service,Expand
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The "effects" of Rev-1 vaccination of sheep and goats on human brucellosis in Greece.
Vaccination of young animals (3-6-month-old sheep and goats) with Rev-1 vaccine for 15 years in Greece, importantly decreased the abortions in sheep and goats as well as the incidence of brucellosisExpand
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Towards single screening tests for brucellosis.
This paper describes an indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (I-ELISA) and a fluorescence polarisation assay (FPA), each capable of detecting antibody in several species of hosts to smooth andExpand
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Validation of a fluorescence polarization assay (FPA) performed in microplates and comparison with other tests used for diagnosing B. melitensis infection in sheep and goats.
Fluorescence polarization assay (FPA) is a relatively new test for the serological diagnosis of Brucella spp. infection in animals. FPA, carried out in 96-well microplate format, was validated hereExpand
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Influence of oestrus on the heat stability and other characteristics of milk from dairy goats.
We examined the heat stability, somatic cell count (SCC), pH, fat, protein and lactose content of milk from goats during the oestrous period, in order to investigate evidence of possible oestrusExpand
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Evaluation and comparison of fluorescence polarization assay with three of the currently used serological tests in diagnosis of human brucellosis
Fluorescence polarization assay (FPA) is a method that has been used for the diagnosis of brucellosis in animals for many years. To test its possible usefulness for the diagnosis of humanExpand
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Groundwater quality and location of productive activities in the region of Thessaly (Greece)
Abstract In the present study the involvement of human activities is assessed in the revalorization of groundwater quality. The groundwater quality was assessed on the basis of physical and chemicalExpand
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The role of lactate dehydrogenase, alkaline phosphatase and aspartate aminotransferase in the diagnosis of subclinical intramammary infections in dairy sheep and goats.
The objective was to investigate the changes occurring in the activities of the enzymes lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) in sheep and goatExpand
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Seroprevalence of IgG Antibodies against Echinococcus granulosus in the Population of the Region of Thessaly, Central Greece
Echinococcosis notification rate in Greece, based on the most recent data, is below 0.25 per 100,000 population. To further investigate the epidemiology of echinococcosis in Greece a study wasExpand
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