General information

Brucella sp. used to be of great importance worldwide in diseases of animals and are nearly eradicated nowadays. Brucella sp. with zoonotic potential is Brucella abortus, causative agent of abortions in cattle, Brucella canis (infections in dogs), Brucella mellitensis (infections in goats and sheep) and Brucella suis (infections in pigs and rabbits).