Scientists have estimated that the global incidence of Brucella infections is much higher than previously believed.

Findings suggest that at least 1.6 to 2.1 million new cases of human brucellosis occur every year. This differs significantly from one of the most cited references, which predicts an incidence of 500,000 new

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High Brucella contamination rates have been found in ricotta, cheese, and raw milk samples in Tunisia, posing a serious risk to consumers.

A study investigated the occurrence of Brucella in 200 raw milk, ricotta, and artisan fresh cheese samples, collected from four districts in Tunisia. Results are based on Brucella DNA detection and don′t

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Campylobacter, Salmonella and E. coli infections declined in Europe but Listeria monocytogenes infections went up in 2019, according to figures from the zoonoses report.

Campylobacteriosis was the top infection followed by Salmonellosis, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), yersiniosis and listeriosis, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and European
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Abstracts from a cancelled event have been issued on outbreaks in Brazil, Pakistan and Malaysia.

The conference abstracts were scheduled to be presented at the International Congress on Infectious Diseases in September 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but the gathering was called off because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Studies in
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Scientists have warned about the risk of Brucella outbreaks linked to unpasteurized milk in China.

In recent years, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported hundreds of infections from Brucella melitensis after people consumed raw milk. From 2005 to 2018, there were 242 public health emergencies, according
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The number of people infected with E. coli, Salmonella, and Campylobacter decreased but there was an increase for Listeria in Sweden in 2019.

The report, published by the National Veterinary Institute (SVA), also noted record highs for Yersinia and cryptosporidium.

Domestic incidence of campylobacteriosis was lower in 2019 compared with
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After reviewing details of brucellosis illnesses from recent years, including a 19-state outbreak, researchers are saying their findings show a link between raw milk and such infections.

Although the researchers did not name the dairy farm associated with the multistate  outbreak, the CDC and the FDA investigated the those illnesses,
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