BRUCELLOSIS - AN UNKNOWN AND UNDERDIAGNOSED INFECTION IN BULGARIA
Keywords:brucellosis, re-emergence, outbreak, autochthonous, microbiological diagnosis
Brucellosis is still the most common zoonosis worldwide. Despite this, it is unknown and underdiagnosed infection in non-endemic areas. For some parts of the world it became a re-emerging infection. After several decades brucellosis re-emerged in Bulgaria. In 2005 an outbreak of imported human cases was detected and soon after, two autochthonous outbreaks occurred (2006 and 2015) with a total of 161 persons diagnosed.
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