24. Brucellosis

  1. Dolores Gavier-Widén2,3,
  2. J. Paul Duff4 and
  3. Anna Meredith5
  1. Jacques Godfroid DVM, MSc

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch24

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

How to Cite

Godfroid, J. (2012) Brucellosis, in Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe (eds D. Gavier-Widén, J. P. Duff and A. Meredith), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 2

    National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden

  2. 3

    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

  3. 4

    Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, (AHVLA) Diseases of Wildlife Scheme, Penrith, UK

  4. 5

    Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. Section of Arctic Veterinary Medicine, Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Tromsø, Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 31 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199056

Online ISBN: 9781118342442



  • Brucellosi, spillover of infection from livestock into wildlife;
  • Brucellosis, major zoonotic, in humans and other mammals;
  • EU/USA brucellosis eradication, of bovine brucellosis;
  • B. melitensis in wildlife, restricted, than of B. abortus and B. suis;
  • Brucella Suis Biovar 2, in European brown hare;
  • Brucella spp., nasopharynx, conjunctival, genital, cutaneous;
  • specific pathologies, attributable to different wildlife;
  • RNI, limited role in Brucella killing in macrophages;
  • immunity against Brucella spp., and cell-mediated immunity;
  • Brucellosis, and reproductive disorders


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