Definitions

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

Etymologies

After Sir David Bruce.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The list of disease-causing germs that may be present in raw milk includes brucella, campylobacter, E. coli, listeria, salmonella, and yersinia.

    The great milk debate: raw vs. pasteurized

  • 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.”

    Texas A&M Hid Facts About Stricken Biolab Student

  • 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 Hid Facts About Stricken Biolab Student

  • 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 Hid Facts About Stricken Biolab Student

  • 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.

    Texas A&M Conceals Another Biowarfare Accident

  • 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.

    WANTED: A NEW DICTATOR

  • The report lists types of bacteria that might be found in raw milk, including campylobacter, escherichia, listeria, salmonella, yersina and brucella.

    Organic Crime: The Raw Milk Underground - The Consumerist

  • In one documented case, a lab worker at Texas A&M was infected with the toxic brucella bacteria.

    CNN Transcript Oct 4, 2007

  • Other bacteria sold included brucella melitensis, which damages major organs, and clostridium perfringens, which causes gas gangrene.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • Other bacteria sold included brucella melitensis, which damages major organs

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  • "Such micro-organisms as leptospira, brucella or streptococci, known to attack the kidney, were not found in these areas with any more frequency than they show in the rest of the world."
    —Michael Howell and Peter Ford, The Ghost Disease, and Twelve Other Stories of Detective Work in the Medical Field, (New York: Penguin Books, 1985), 353

    September 11, 2008