An overview of the epidemiology and epizootology of brucellosis in selected countries of Central and Southeast Europe

Taleski, Vaso and Zerva, Loukia and Kantardziev, Todor and Cvetnic, Zelko and Erski-Biljic, Milanka and Nikolovski, Blazo and Bosnjakovski, Jovan and Katalini-Jankovic, Vera and Panteliadoa, A and Stojkoski, Sinisa and Kirandziski, Toni (2002) An overview of the epidemiology and epizootology of brucellosis in selected countries of Central and Southeast Europe. Veterinary Microbiology (Impact Factor: 3.13), 90 ((1-4)). pp. 147-155. ISSN 0378-1135

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to give an overview of the epidemiologic and epizootic status of brucellosis in selected countries of Central and Southeast Europe (Balkan region). Based on dimension of the disease problem, there is a need to establish collaboration in the eradication and prevention of brucellosis between all countries in the region. Although there were no readily accessible data concerning epidemiology and epizootology of brucellosis in these countries, the limited official and published data were analyzed. The incidence of brucellosis caused by Brucella melitensis in sheep, goats and humans is a very significant problem in Macedonia and Greece. In Greece, cattle are also affected either by B. melitensis or B. abortus. The disease is an endemic problem in some regions of Yugoslavia and includes B. suis biovar 2 in pigs and in Croatia, B. melitensis in sheep, goats and human is found occasionally. No problem appears to exist with brucellosis in Bulgaria. Financial well-supported brucellosis control programs of the European Union that will include all countries, regardless of the magnitude of brucellosis incidence, are needed for eradication and control of brucellosis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Vaso Taleski
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2014 12:38
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2014 12:38
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/10764

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