Brucellosis in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current challenges for management, diagnosis and control.

@article{Ducrotoy2017BrucellosisIS,
  title={Brucellosis in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current challenges for management, diagnosis and control.},
  author={Marie Julie Ducrotoy and Wilson James Bertu and Gift Matope and Simeon Cadmus and Rafael M. Conde-{\'A}lvarez and Amahyel M. Gusi and Susan Christina Welburn and Reuben A Ocholi and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Monz{\'o} Blasco and Ignacio Moriy{\'o}n},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={2017},
  volume={165},
  pages={
          179-193
        }
}
Brucellosis is a highly contagious zoonosis caused by bacteria of the genus Brucella and affecting domestic and wild mammals. In this paper, the bacteriological and serological evidence of brucellosis in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and its epidemiological characteristics are discussed. The tools available for the diagnosis and treatment of human brucellosis and for the diagnosis and control of animal brucellosis and their applicability in the context of SSA are presented and gaps identified. These… CONTINUE READING

Figures, Tables, and Topics from this paper.

Explore Further: Topics Discussed in This Paper

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 46 CITATIONS

Serological and molecular investigation for brucellosis in swine in selected districts of Uganda

  • Tropical Animal Health and Production
  • 2016
VIEW 3 EXCERPTS
CITES BACKGROUND
HIGHLY INFLUENCED

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 207 REFERENCES

Brucellosis among smallholder cattle farmers in Zambia

  • Tropical Animal Health and Production
  • 2011
VIEW 12 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

The sensitivity and specificity of Brucella agglutination tests.

  • Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease
  • 2003
VIEW 18 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

An overview of the eradication of Brucella melitensis from KwaZulu-Natal.

  • The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research
  • 2002
VIEW 4 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

Charactéristiques de 273 souches de Brucella abortus d’origin Africaine

J. M. Verger, M. Grayon
  • Dev. Biol. Stand
  • 1984
VIEW 14 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL