The first report of Brucella melitensis Rev.1 human brucellosis in Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Jurica Arapovic Department of Infectious Diseases, University Clinical Hospital Mostar, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7674-6795
  • Silvio Špičić Laboratory for Bacterial Zoonosis and Molecular Diagnostics of Bacterial Diseases, Croatian Veterinary Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Sanja Duvnjak Laboratory for Bacterial Zoonosis and Molecular Diagnostics of Bacterial Diseases, Croatian Veterinary Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Maja Ostojić Institute for Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics, University Clinical Hospital Mostar, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Maja Arapović Veterinary Institute of Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Jadranka Nikolić Department of Infectious Diseases, University Clinical Hospital Mostar, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Željko Cvetnić Laboratory for Bacterial Zoonosis and Molecular Diagnostics of Bacterial Diseases, Croatian Veterinary Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
Keywords: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brucella melitensis, brucellosis, Rev.1 vaccine

Abstract

Brucellosis is an emergent and endemic zoonotic disease in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In this report we have diagnosed the first case of human brucellosis in Bosnia and Herzegovina, using molecular and microbiological tests, caused by live attenuated Brucella melitensis Rev.1 strain. The infection was caused through unintentional exposure to vaccination of small ruminants in Bosnia and Herzegovina and without any prior accidental self-injection of vaccine suspension.

Author Biography

Jurica Arapovic, Department of Infectious Diseases, University Clinical Hospital Mostar, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Assotiate Professor at the Department of Medical Biology, ID specialist at the Clinic for Infectious Diseases, University Hospital Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Published
2020-02-29
How to Cite
1.
Arapovic J, Špičić S, Duvnjak S, Ostojić M, Arapović M, Nikolić J, Cvetnić Željko (2020) The first report of Brucella melitensis Rev.1 human brucellosis in Bosnia and Herzegovina. J Infect Dev Ctries 14:232-235. doi: 10.3855/jidc.11949
Section
Case Reports