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Reemergence of human and animal brucellosis, bulgaria.

Russo G, Pasquali P, Nenova R, Alexandrov T, Ralchev S, Vullo V, Rezza G, Kantardjiev T - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2009)

Bottom Line: Bulgaria had been free from brucellosis since 1958, but during 2005-2007, a reemergence of human and animal disease was recorded.The reemergence of this zoonosis in the country highlights the importance of maintaining an active surveillance system for infectious diseases that will require full cooperation between public health and veterinary authorities.

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Affiliation: Sapienza University, Rome, Italy. gianluca.russo@uniroma1.it

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Bulgaria had been free from brucellosis since 1958, but during 2005-2007, a reemergence of human and animal disease was recorded. The reemergence of this zoonosis in the country highlights the importance of maintaining an active surveillance system for infectious diseases that will require full cooperation between public health and veterinary authorities.

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Geographic distribution of human and animal brucellosis in Bulgaria during A) 2005, B) 2006, and C) 2007.
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Figure 1: Geographic distribution of human and animal brucellosis in Bulgaria during A) 2005, B) 2006, and C) 2007.

Mentions: During 2005–2007 (Figure 1), a total of 105 human cases of brucellosis were diagnosed among 2,054 persons who were tested on the basis of clinical suspicion or risky exposure. A human case of brucellosis was considered confirmed if results of serologic tests, such as ELISA or complement fixation test, were positive, in accordance with the World Health Organization case definition (5). Bacteria isolation and characterization had not been performed routinely.


Reemergence of human and animal brucellosis, bulgaria.

Russo G, Pasquali P, Nenova R, Alexandrov T, Ralchev S, Vullo V, Rezza G, Kantardjiev T - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2009)

Geographic distribution of human and animal brucellosis in Bulgaria during A) 2005, B) 2006, and C) 2007.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2657635&req=5

Figure 1: Geographic distribution of human and animal brucellosis in Bulgaria during A) 2005, B) 2006, and C) 2007.
Mentions: During 2005–2007 (Figure 1), a total of 105 human cases of brucellosis were diagnosed among 2,054 persons who were tested on the basis of clinical suspicion or risky exposure. A human case of brucellosis was considered confirmed if results of serologic tests, such as ELISA or complement fixation test, were positive, in accordance with the World Health Organization case definition (5). Bacteria isolation and characterization had not been performed routinely.

Bottom Line: Bulgaria had been free from brucellosis since 1958, but during 2005-2007, a reemergence of human and animal disease was recorded.The reemergence of this zoonosis in the country highlights the importance of maintaining an active surveillance system for infectious diseases that will require full cooperation between public health and veterinary authorities.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Sapienza University, Rome, Italy. gianluca.russo@uniroma1.it

ABSTRACT
Bulgaria had been free from brucellosis since 1958, but during 2005-2007, a reemergence of human and animal disease was recorded. The reemergence of this zoonosis in the country highlights the importance of maintaining an active surveillance system for infectious diseases that will require full cooperation between public health and veterinary authorities.

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Related in: MedlinePlus