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Farmers Have to be More Pro-Active in Fight Against Brucellosis

  • 5 Feb 14:56

Farmers Have to be More Pro-Active in Fight Against Brucellosis Where bovine brucellosis was relatively under control in South Africa around the nineteen-eighties, there has been a steady increase in cases of this bacterial disease over the past ten years. Lax biosecurity measures and failure to vaccinate seem to be the main drivers behind these outbreaks. Glenneis Kriel reports. There has been a rising incidence of bovine brucellosis cases in almost all the provinces of South Africa over the past ten years. But not only bovine brucellosis (Brucella abortus), there has also been an increase inBrucella ovis, which primarily affects sheep, as well as a few incidents ofBrucella melitensis, which causes Malta fever in humans. While there. Read more...