Brucellosis outbreak traced to commercially sold camel milk through whole-genome sequencing, Israel

Svetlana Bardenstein, Rachel E. Gibbs, Yael Yagel, Yair Motro, Jacob Moran-Gilad

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Abstract

Brucellosis, a neglected zoonotic disease acquired from contaminated food products, remains a public health concern worldwide. We describe an outbreak in which commercially sold camel milk containing Brucella melitensis was distributed across Israel. Whole-genome sequencing linked patients infected with B. melitensis to wholesale camel milk and unregulated livestock trade.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1728-1731
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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