First isolation, identification, phenotypic and genotypic characterization of Brucella abortus biovar 3 from dairy cattle in Tanzania

@inproceedings{Mathew2015FirstII,
  title={First isolation, identification, phenotypic and genotypic characterization of Brucella abortus biovar 3 from dairy cattle in Tanzania},
  author={Coletha Mathew and Maria Stokstad and Truls Erik Bjerklund Johansen and Siv Klevar and Robinson Hammerthon Mdegela and G. L. Mwamengele and Patrick Michel and Lorena I Escobar and David Fretin and Jacques Godfroid},
  booktitle={BMC veterinary research},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Brucellosis is a disease of worldwide public health and economic importance. Successful control is based on knowledge of epidemiology and strains present in an area. In developing countries, most investigations are based on serological assays. This study aimed at investigating a dairy herd experiencing abortions in order to establish within-herd seroprevalence to Brucella spp., identify, characterize Brucella strains by Multiple Loci Variable Number of Tandem Repeats Analysis (MLVA… CONTINUE READING
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