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Colony Collapse Disorder: A Descriptive Study
Background Over the last two winters, there have been large-scale, unexplained losses of managed honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) colonies in the United States. In the absence of a known cause, thisExpand
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Bluetongue Epidemiology in the European Union
Central and northern Europe are now at risk from bluetongue virus.
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Brucellosis at the animal/ecosystem/human interface at the beginning of the 21st century.
Following the recent discovery of new Brucella strains from different animal species and from the environment, ten Brucella species are nowadays included in the genus Brucella. Although theExpand
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Diagnosis of brucellosis in livestock and wildlife.
AIM To describe and discuss the merits of various direct and indirect methods applied in vitro (mainly on blood or milk) or in vivo (allergic test) for the diagnosis of brucellosis in animals. Expand
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Classification of worldwide bovine tuberculosis risk factors in cattle: a stratified approach
The worldwide status of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) as a zoonosis remains of great concern. This article reviews the main risk factors for bTB in cattle based on a three-level classification: animal,Expand
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Q Fever: Current State of Knowledge and Perspectives of Research of a Neglected Zoonosis
Q fever is an ubiquitous zoonosis caused by an resistant intracellular bacterium, Coxiella burnetii. In certain areas, Q fever can be a severe public health problem, and awareness of the disease mustExpand
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Ticks and associated pathogens collected from dogs and cats in Belgium
BackgroundAlthough Ixodes spp. are the most common ticks in North-Western Europe, recent reports indicated an expanding geographical distribution of Dermacentor reticulatus in Western Europe.Expand
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Evaluation of the Epidemiological Relevance of Variable-Number Tandem-Repeat Genotyping of Mycobacterium bovis and Comparison of the Method with IS6110 Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism
ABSTRACT Sources of Mycobacterium bovis contamination remain unclear for many cases of animal and human disease. A major limitation is the lack of sufficiently informative or epidemiologically wellExpand
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The Belgian PCB/dioxin incident: analysis of the food chain contamination and health risk evaluation.
The Belgian PCB incident occurred at the end of January 1999 when a mixture of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) contaminated with dioxins was accidentally added to a stock of recycled fat used in theExpand
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