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Brucella species

What does Brucella cause and how can it be described? "Undulant fever", described as normal temp. in the AM followed by high temps. in the PM
Brucella species are gram ____________ rods that are oxidase _____________. negative, positive
Which of the following Brucella species is most often recovered and does NOT require increased CO2? A. B. canis B. B. suis C. B. melitensis D. B. abortus C. B. melitensis
Name the species of Brucella that are rapid urea positive and H2S producers. B. abortus and B. suis
List the four species of Brucella covered in this unit and their sources. (1) B. abortus - cattle (2) B. suis - pigs (3) B. melitensis - goats and sheep (4) B. canis - dogs
How is Brucella cultured in the laboratory? Using a biphasic blood culture bottle, known as a Castaneda bottle, which contains a slant of enriched agar medium that is partially submerged and surrounded by an enriched broth medium and incubating for 21 days in increased CO2
What is the drug of choice for Brucella? Tetracycline



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