the role of brucella abortus in spontaneous abortion among the black population.a prospective study on brucellosis in 125 black patients presenting with inevitable or incomplete spontaneous abortion not obviously due to another cause is presented. they were all consecutive cases presenting during weekdays to edendale hospital, pietermaritzburg. brucellosis was investigated by means of the history and serological and culture studies of intra-uterine swabs. no case of acute brucella infection was demonstrated; however, there were 5 cases in which the serological finding was c ...19853929401
an evaluation of serological tests in the diagnosis of bovine brucellosis in naturally infected cattle in kwazulu-natal province in south africa.the diagnostic sensitivity (dse) of the rose bengal test (rbt), the complement fixation test (cft), the serum agglutination test (sat), the competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (celisa) and the indirect elisa (ielisa) were determined in naturally infected cattle in kwazulu-natal province of south africa with known infectious status from culture (gold standard). natural brucellosis infection status of animals was determined by culturing and identification of brucella abortus biovar 1 fro ...201728281771
a serological prevalence survey of brucella abortus in cattle of rural communities in the province of kwazulu-natal, south africa.a serological survey of brucella abortus in cattle originating from communal grazing areas of kwa zulu natal was carried out between march 2001 and december 2003. the survey was designed as a 2-stage survey, considering the diptank as the primary sampling unit. in total 46 025 animals from 446 diptanks of 33 magisterial districts were sampled and tested using the rose bengal test and complement fixation test. the apparent prevalence at district level was adjusted for clustering, diagnostic test ...200818678186
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