Characteristics of Brucella strains isolated from animals in Poland.

Polish journal of veterinary sciences

PubMedID: 24597315

Szulowski K, Iwaniak W, Weiner M, Zlotnicka J. Characteristics of Brucella strains isolated from animals in Poland. Pol J Vet Sci. 2014;16(4):757-8.
A total of 42 Brucella strains were isolated from animals in Poland in years 2003-2012. Most of them (N=37) originated from wild animals, 3 from cattle, 1 from pig and 1 from sheep. The strains were characterised using both bacteriological and molecular (Bruce-ladder and MLVA) methods. The examinations revealed that all strains from wild boars, hares, cattle and pigs (N=41) had the same phenotypic characteristics and were classified as B. suis biovar 2. The remaining strain, isolated from sheep, was classified as B. ovis. The molecular examination showed that all B. suis biovar 2 strains, except one, had the same molecular profile as reference strain B. suis bv2 Thomsen. Different from the others strain originated from boars imported to Poland and its VNTR profile was typical forIberian strains.