from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various aerobic, short, rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Brucella that are pathogenic to humans and domestic animals.
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- n. Any of a group of pathogenic bacteria of the genus Brucella.
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- n. an aerobic Gram-negative coccobacillus that causes brucellosis; can be used as a bioweapon
The list of disease-causing germs that may be present in raw milk includes brucella, campylobacter, E. coli, listeria, salmonella, and yersinia.
In recent years, Texas A&M has received between $284,000 and $363,000 annually from the NIH just for brucella research, Hammond said, but the overall NIH funding is “much higher.”
The student, whose name and gender has not been disclosed by Texas A&M to Sunshine, apparently came down with the disease, also known as undulant fever, attempting to clean what is called a Madison Aerosol Chamber (MAC) where mice had been exposed to aerosolized brucella particles.
Texas A&M University failed to report in a timely manner to Federal authorities that a biology student was stricken with the dangerous brucella pathogen in its College Station laboratory for bioweapons agent research on February 9th of 2006.
Texas A&M is liable for $750,000 or more in federal fines ($1.5 million including the brucella incident) for failure to report, as well as possible charges under the Texas Public Information Act. After a lengthy freedom of information battle, documents received by the Sunshine Project June 25th reveal that the infections were confirmed on 3 April 2006.
As well as anthrax and botulism, the USA also sent West Nile fever, brucella melitensis, which damages major organs, and clostridium perfringens, which causes gas gangrene.
The report lists types of bacteria that might be found in raw milk, including campylobacter, escherichia, listeria, salmonella, yersina and brucella.
In one documented case, a lab worker at Texas A&M was infected with the toxic brucella bacteria.
Other bacteria sold included brucella melitensis, which damages major organs, and clostridium perfringens, which causes gas gangrene.
Other bacteria sold included brucella melitensis, which damages major organs
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