Human Brucellosis in Maghreb: Existence of a Lineage Related to Socio-Historical Connections with Europe

@inproceedings{Lounes2014HumanBI,
  title={Human Brucellosis in Maghreb: Existence of a Lineage Related to Socio-Historical Connections with Europe},
  author={Nedjma Lounes and Moulay-Ali Cherfa and Gilles Le Carrou and Abdellah Bouyoucef and Maryne Ja{\'y} and Bruno Garin-Bastuji and Virginie Mick},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
Despite control/eradication programs, brucellosis, major worldwide zoonosis due to the Brucella genus, is endemic in Northern Africa and remains a major public health problem in the Maghreb region (Algeria/Morocco/Tunisia). Brucella melitensis biovar 3 is mostly involved in human infections and infects mainly small ruminants. Human and animal brucellosis occurrence in the Maghreb seems still underestimated and its epidemiological situation remains hazy. This study summarizes official data… CONTINUE READING

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