Epidemiology of brucellosis in India: a reviewPantnagar Journal of Research, Volume - 17, Issue - 3 ( September-December, 2019)
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Brucellosis is a disease affecting a wide range of animal species including the major food-producing animals as cattle, sheep, goats and pigs. Other species such as bison, buffalo, camels, dogs, horses, reindeer and yaks are also affected and act as a significant local source of infection in some regions. Infections in marine animals (dolphins, porpoises and seals) have further escalated the chances of transmission of the disease in other susceptible hosts. Till date, none of the prevention and control measures have been helpful in the eradication /elimination of this disease. With the initiation of’ National Animal Disease Control’ programme launched recently which aims at controlling this disease through proper vaccination, one can hope to curtail the problem to some extent.
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