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Evidence of Brucella strain ST27 in bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in Europe

Cvetnić, Željko; Duvnjak, Sanja; Đuras, Martina; Gomerčić, Tomislav; Reil, Irena; Zdelar-Tuk, Maja; Špičić, Silvio
Evidence of Brucella strain ST27 in bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in Europe // Veterinary microbiology, 196 (2016), 93-97 doi:10.1016/j.vetmic.2016.10.013 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

Evidence of Brucella strain ST27 in bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in Europe

Cvetnić, Željko ; Duvnjak, Sanja ; Đuras, Martina ; Gomerčić, Tomislav ; Reil, Irena ; Zdelar-Tuk, Maja ; Špičić, Silvio

Veterinary microbiology (0378-1135) 196 (2016); 93-97

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Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Brucella ; Tursiops truncatus

Marine mammal brucellosis has been known for more than 20 years, but recent work suggests it is more widespread than originally thought. Brucella (B.) pinnipedialis has been isolated from pinnipeds, while B. ceti strains have been associated with cetaceans. Here we report a Brucella strain isolated from multiple lymph nodes of one bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) during routine examination of dolphin carcasses found in the Croatian part of the northern Adriatic Sea during the summer of 2015. Classical bacteriological biotyping, PCR-based techniques (single, multiplex, PCR-RFLP) and 16S rRNA DNA sequencing were used to identify Brucella spp. Multiple-locus variable number tandem repeat analysis of 16 loci and multilocus sequence typing of 9 loci were used for genotyping and species determination. The combination of bacteriological, molecular and genotyping techniques identified our strain as ST27, previously identified as a human pathogen. This report provides, to our knowledge, the first evidence of ST27 in the Adriatic Sea in particular and in European waters in general. The zoonotic nature of the strain and its presence in the Adriatic, which is inhabited by bottlenose dolphins, suggest that the strain may pose a significant threat to human health.

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Znanstvena područja
Biologija, Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita, Veterinarska medicina

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