Link between Geographical Origin and Occurrence of Brucella abortus Biovars in Cow and Water Buffalo Herds

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Mezzogiorno, Portici, Italy.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology (Impact Factor: 3.67). 11/2012; 79(3). DOI: 10.1128/AEM.02887-12
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Sixty-three Brucella isolates from water buffaloes and cattle slaughtered within the Italian national plan for brucellosis control were characterized
by multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA). Genotyping indicated a strong influence of geographic origin
on the Brucella abortus biovar distribution in areas where brucellosis is endemic and highlighted the importance of rigorous management procedures
aimed at avoiding inter- and intraherd spreading of pathogens.


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