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Revista de Saúde Pública

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FREITAS, José de Arimatéa et al. Zoonotic brucellosis risk associated with clandestine slaughtered porks. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 2001, vol.35, n.1, pp.101-102. ISSN 1518-8787.

To determine the sanitary risk to human health, 59 sera samples of clandestine slaughtered porks were examined through serologic procedures and have demonstrated to have anti-Brucella antibodies and antibodies titles suggestive of brucellosis infection. Surveillance measurements are recommended to prevent potential risk of zoonotic infection.

Keywords : Brucellosis [transmission]; Risk factors; Abattoirs; Swine; Zoonosis; Health risk; Occupational risks; Brucellosis [prevention and control]; Brucella [immunology]; Serologic tests [veterinary].

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