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Brucella ovis

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Brucella ovis

Summary

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  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Brucella ovis
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Bacteria
  •   Phylum: Proteobacteria
  •     Class: Alphaproteobacteria
  •       Order: Rhizobiales
  •         Family: Brucellaceae
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Brucella ovis

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Bacteria
  •     Phylum: Proteobacteria
  •         Class: Alphaproteobacteria
  •             Order: Rhizobiales
  •                 Family: Brucellaceae
  •                     Genus: Brucella
  •                         Species: Brucella ovis

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

BotswanaAbsent, No presence record(s)
Central African RepublicAbsent, No presence record(s)
Congo, Democratic Republic of theAbsent, No presence record(s)
Côte d'IvoirePresent
DjiboutiAbsent, No presence record(s)
EgyptAbsent, No presence record(s)
EritreaAbsent, No presence record(s)
EthiopiaAbsent, No presence record(s)
GhanaAbsent, No presence record(s)
GuineaAbsent, No presence record(s)
KenyaPresent
LibyaAbsent, No presence record(s)
MadagascarAbsent, No presence record(s)
MauritiusAbsent, No presence record(s)
NamibiaPresent
RéunionAbsent, No presence record(s)
South AfricaPresent

Asia

BahrainAbsent, No presence record(s)
BruneiAbsent, No presence record(s)
GeorgiaAbsent, No presence record(s)
Hong KongAbsent, No presence record(s)
IndiaPresentCAB Abstracts Data Mining
IndonesiaAbsent, No presence record(s)
IranAbsent, No presence record(s)
IraqPresent
JapanAbsent, No presence record(s)
JordanAbsent, No presence record(s)
KazakhstanPresent
KuwaitAbsent, No presence record(s)
Malaysia
-Peninsular MalaysiaAbsent, No presence record(s)
-SabahAbsent, No presence record(s)
North KoreaAbsent, No presence record(s)
OmanAbsent, No presence record(s)
PhilippinesAbsent, No presence record(s)
QatarAbsent, No presence record(s)
Saudi ArabiaPresent, Serological evidence and/or isolation of the agent
SingaporeAbsent, No presence record(s)
South KoreaAbsent, No presence record(s)
Sri LankaAbsent, No presence record(s)
SyriaAbsent, No presence record(s)
TaiwanAbsent, No presence record(s)
ThailandAbsent, No presence record(s)
United Arab EmiratesAbsent, No presence record(s)
VietnamAbsent, No presence record(s)

Europe

AndorraPresent
AustriaPresent
BelgiumAbsent, No presence record(s)
BulgariaPresent
CroatiaPresent
CyprusAbsent, No presence record(s)
CzechiaPresent
DenmarkAbsent, No presence record(s)
EstoniaAbsent, No presence record(s)
FinlandAbsent, No presence record(s)
FrancePresent
IcelandAbsent, No presence record(s)
IrelandAbsent, No presence record(s)
Isle of ManAbsent, No presence record(s)
JerseyAbsent, No presence record(s)
LiechtensteinAbsent, No presence record(s)
LithuaniaAbsent, No presence record(s)
LuxembourgAbsent, No presence record(s)
MaltaAbsent, No presence record(s)
MoldovaPresent, Serological evidence and/or isolation of the agent
NetherlandsAbsent, No presence record(s)
NorwayAbsent, No presence record(s)
PolandPresent, Serological evidence and/or isolation of the agent
PortugalAbsent, No presence record(s)
RussiaPresent
SlovakiaPresent, Serological evidence and/or isolation of the agent
SloveniaPresent, Serological evidence and/or isolation of the agent
SpainPresent
SwedenAbsent, No presence record(s)
United KingdomAbsent, No presence record(s)
-Northern IrelandAbsent, No presence record(s)

North America

BarbadosAbsent, No presence record(s)
BelizeAbsent, No presence record(s)
BermudaAbsent, No presence record(s)
British Virgin IslandsAbsent, No presence record(s)
CanadaPresent
Cayman IslandsAbsent, No presence record(s)
Costa RicaAbsent, No presence record(s)
CubaAbsent, No presence record(s)
CuraçaoAbsent, No presence record(s)
DominicaAbsent, No presence record(s)
Dominican RepublicAbsent, No presence record(s)
GuatemalaAbsent, No presence record(s)
HaitiAbsent, No presence record(s)
HondurasAbsent, No presence record(s)
JamaicaAbsent, No presence record(s)
MartiniqueAbsent, No presence record(s)
MexicoAbsent, No presence record(s)
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAbsent, No presence record(s)
Trinidad and TobagoAbsent, No presence record(s)
United StatesPresent

Oceania

AustraliaPresent
French PolynesiaAbsent, No presence record(s)
New CaledoniaAbsent, No presence record(s)
New ZealandPresent
SamoaAbsent, No presence record(s)
VanuatuAbsent, No presence record(s)

South America

BrazilAbsent, No presence record(s)
ChilePresent
ColombiaAbsent, No presence record(s)
EcuadorAbsent, No presence record(s)
GuyanaAbsent, No presence record(s)
PeruPresent
UruguayPresent
VenezuelaAbsent, No presence record(s)

Pathogen Characteristics

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Brucella ovis are small Gram-negative coccobacilli, which are non-motile, non-encapsulated and non-spore-forming. In infected tissue they normally occur singly or in short chains. The organism grows on Brucella basal media enriched with 5-10% serum or blood. On primary isolation it requires addition of 10-20% carbon dioxide and it requires 5 days incubation at 34-37°C for visible colonies to appear. The colonies, when they appear, are circular and 2 mm in diameter.

Brucella ovis does not produce H2S. It usually grows in the presence of basic fuchsin and thionin at standard concentrations but is inhibited by methyl violet; catalase positive and oxidase negative. It is lyzed only by phage strain R/O at both routine test dilution (RTD) or 104 RTD. There is only one biotype (Burgess, 1982; Corbel et al., 1979; Blasco, 1990).

Host Animals

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Animal nameContextLife stageSystem
Capra hircus (goats)Experimental settings
Mus musculus (house mouse)
Ovis aries (sheep)Domesticated host

Vectors and Intermediate Hosts

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VectorSourceReferenceGroupDistribution
Stomoxys calcitransInsect

References

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Blasco JM, 1990. Brucella ovis.. Animal brucellosis., 351-378; 131 ref.

Burgess GW, 1982. Ovine contagious epididymitis: A review. Veterinary Microbiology, 7:551-575.

Corbel MJ, Gill KPW, Redwood, DW, 1979. Diagnostic procedures for non-smooth Brucella strains. UK: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Publications), 31-43.

OIE Handistatus, 2002. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (dataset for 2001). Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.

OIE Handistatus, 2003. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (dataset for 2002). Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.

OIE Handistatus, 2004. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (data set for 2003). Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.

OIE Handistatus, 2005. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (data set for 2004). Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.

Distribution References

OIE Handistatus, 2005. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (dataset for 2004)., Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.

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