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A review of serological tests used in the diagnosis of Brucellosis: Usefulness and limitations

J. O. O. Bale

Abstract


Brucellosis is of serious economic importance in livestock and in humans. There are batteries of serological tests developed and in use for the diagnosis of brucellosis in human and livestock Brief history, merits and demerits of some of these test are enumerated in this review. The purpose of the review is to bring together in one place different brucella tests from monographs, text books, occasional and conference papers and scientific journals to serve as a quick reference point for students and researchers.

Keywords: Brucellosis serological test, diagnosis, review




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