Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin



    Animal brucellosis in Egypt (2014)

    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Wareth, Gamal (WE 10)
    Hikal, Ahmed
    Refai, Mohamed
    Melzer, Falk
    Roesler, Uwe (WE 10)
    Neubauer, Heinrich
    Journal of infection in developing countries; 8(11) — S. 1365–1373
    ISSN: 2036-6590
    URL (Volltext): http://edocs.fu-berlin.de/docs/receive/FUDOCS_document_000000021381
    DOI: 10.3855/jidc.4872
    Pubmed: 25390047
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    Brucellosis is a highly contagious zoonosis that affects the public health and economic performance of endemic as well as non-endemic countries. In developing nations, brucellosis is often a very common but neglected disease. The purpose of this review is to provide insight about brucellosis in animal populations in Egypt and help to understand the situation from 1986 to 2013. A total of 67 national and international scientific publications on serological investigations, isolation, and biotyping studies from 1986 to 2013 were reviewed to verify the current status of brucellosis in animal populations in Egypt. Serological investigations within the national surveillance program give indirect proof for the presence of brucellosis in cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, and camels in Egypt. Serologic testing for brucellosis is a well-established procedure in Egypt, but most of the corresponding studies do not follow the scientific standards. B. melitensis biovar (bv) 3, B. abortus bv 1, and B. suis bv 1 have been isolated from farm animals and Nile catfish. Brucellosis is prevalent nationwide in many farm animal species. There is an obvious discrepancy between official seroprevalence data and data from scientific publications. The need for a nationwide survey to genotype circulating Brucellae is obvious. The epidemiologic situation of brucellosis in Egypt is unresolved and needs clarification.