The environmentally stable infectious particle transmissible form is a small cell called the elementary body EB. Bing Site Web Enter search term: Search. Brucellosis   is a highly contagious zoonosis caused by ingestion of unpasteurized milk or undercooked meat from infected animals, or close contact with their secretions.
Forgot Username? Case Files Collection. The experimental American bacteriological warfare program focused on three agents of the Brucella group:. However, the use of more than one antibiotic is needed for several weeks, because the bacteria incubate within cells.
August Although these measures have sometimes struck people as overdone in the decades since, being unhygienic at milking time or in the milkhouse, or drinking raw milk, are not a safe alternative. Brucellosis of pigs does occur. They function as facultative intracellular parasitescausing chronic diseasewhich usually persists for life.
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Within the membrane-bound vacuole, the RB grows in size and divides repeatedly by binary fission.