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Link between geographical origin and occurrence of Brucella abortus biovars in cattle and water buffalo herds.

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Mezzogiorno, Portici, Italy.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology (Impact Factor: 3.95). 11/2012; DOI: 10.1128/AEM.02887-12
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ABSTRACT Sixty-three Brucella isolates from water buffaloes and cattle slaughtered within the Italian National plan for brucellosis control were characterized by MLVA. Genotyping indicated a strong influence of geographic origin on B. abortus biovars distribution in areas where brucellosis is endemic and highlighted the importance of rigorous management procedures aiming at avoiding inter- and intra-herd pathogen spreading.

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