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eradication of bovine brucellosis in the azores, portugal-outcome of a 5-year programme (2002-2007) based on test-and-slaughter and rb51 vaccination.bovine brucellosis is an important contagious disease that can cause abortions and infertility in cattle, and can be transmitted to humans. despite having an eradication programme in place since 1994, in 2000 the situation of bovine brucellosis due to brucella abortus was not significantly improving in 3 of the 9 islands (terceira, s. miguel and s. jorge) of the archipelago of azores, an autonomous region of portugal. farming on these islands, particularly dairy, is extensive. therefore, the use ...200919439382
eradication of bovine brucellosis in the azores, portugal--outcome of a 5-year programme (2002-2007) based on test-and-slaughter and rb51 vaccination. 201019931926
reply to letter to the editor by blasco and moriyon (2009) concerning the manuscript "eradication of bovine brucellosis (bb) in the azores, portugal-outcome of a 5-year programme (2002-2007) based on test-and-slaughter and rb51 vaccination" by h. martins et al. (2009). 201020079547
mlva16 typing of portuguese human and animal brucella melitensis and brucella abortus isolates.to investigate the epidemiological relationship of isolates from different portuguese geographical regions and to assess the diversity among isolates, the mlva16(orsay) assay (panels 1, 2a and 2b) was performed with a collection of 126 brucella melitensis (46 human and 80 animal isolates) and 157 b. abortus field isolates, seven vaccine strains and the representative reference strains of each species. the mlva16(orsay) showed a similar high discriminatory power (hgdi 0.972 and 0.902) for both sp ...201222905141
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