Epidemiology and diagnosis of brucellosis in Mongolian bactrian camels

Bayasgalan, Chimedtseren. Epidemiology and diagnosis of brucellosis in Mongolian bactrian camels. 2017, Doctoral Thesis, University of Basel, Faculty of Science.


Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/diss/DissB_13081

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Brucellosis is among the most important zoonoses globally, and particularly in Mongolia. Mainly Brucella abortus and Brucella melitensis are transmitted to people from different livestock species and where they cause great economic losses. Camels are susceptible to both Brucella spp., but camel brucellosis has not received proper attention from researchers and authorities. We do not know if camels are primary hosts of Brucella spp. More information on the epidemiology of brucellosis in Mongolian Bactrian camels is needed given their growing economic and livelihood importance for herders and the renewed efforts to eliminate brucellosis from Mongolia through mass livestock vaccination that does not include camels. Despite decreasing camel populations, brucellosis cases in camels increased in the past two decades. Close monitoring of the situation in camels, and a better understanding of the epidemiology became central of assessing progress towards brucellosis elimination.
Advisors:Tanner, Marcel and Schelling, Esther and Schüpbach, Gertraud
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Sozial- und Präventivmedizin > Malaria Vaccines (Tanner)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Health Interventions > Malaria Vaccines (Tanner)
UniBasel Contributors:Tanner, Marcel and Schelling, Esther
Item Type:Thesis
Thesis Subtype:Doctoral Thesis
Thesis no:13081
Thesis status:Complete
Number of Pages:1 Online-Ressource (xvi, 132 Seiten)
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Deposited On:11 Jun 2019 13:16

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