Brucellosis in Pigs

Bacterial Diseases
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Animals Involved

"Swine and wild pigs (biovars 1, 2, 3), European hares (biovar 2), reindeer and caribou (biovar 4); B suis also in some other mammals"

Known Distributions

Biovars 1 and 3 worldwide in swine­raising regions except eradicated or nearly eradicated from domestic pigs in some countries; biovar 2 in wild boar in Europe; biovar 4 in Arctic

Probable Means of Spreading

Ingestion, direct contact with mucous membranes and broken skin

Clinical Manifestations in People

See Brucellosis in Large Animals and Brucellosis in Goats, Sheep & Camels

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