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Brucellosis (Brucella melitensis)

Last Modified: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:09:09 GMT
Disease name
Brucellosis (Brucella melitensis)
Species affected
Brucella melitensis (biovars 1, 2 or 3) is the main causative agent of caprine and ovine brucellosm Brucella melitensis is highly pathogenic for humans, causing Malta fever, one of the most serious zoonoses in the world
Status in Ireland
Not Reported
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
Never Recorded
DAFM Division Responsible
Veterinary, ERAD, TB Division
Margaret Good SSVI
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