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Stained Brucella Suspensions

  • Rowa Yousef Alhabbab
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Part of the Techniques in Life Science and Biomedicine for the Non-Expert book series (TLSBNE)

Abstract

Brucellosis is a zoonotic bacterial infection that is mainly transmitted to humans through the consumption of contaminated dairy products and the inhalation of infected aerosols or contact with infected animals. Brucellosis is associated with several symptoms and patients who are suspected to be infected have to undergo laboratory testing for confirmation. This chapter describes the principles, reagents, steps, and results interpretations for the most common tests that are usually performed to detect Brucella.

Keywords

Brucella Brucellosis B. melitensis B. suis B. abortus B. canis SAT Agglutination 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rowa Yousef Alhabbab
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  1. 1.Division of Applied Medical Sciences and Infectious Disease UnitKing Fahad Centre for Medical Research, King Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia

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