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Brucella is a genus of schizomycetes, family Brucellaceae.

Brucella abortus is the causative agent of infectious abortion in cattle and the commonest cause of brucellosis in man. Brucella melitensis is also seen in man.

Brucella suis is a species found in swine, which is capable of producing severe disease in man.

Last reviewed 01/2018