In this paper, Beatrice Ouma, the Communications
Manager for the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary
Medicines, teaches us more about brucellosis. This is
a costly disease that has both economic and health
implications to people in the developing world. As the
disease can be transmitted between animals and humans,
the battle against human brucellosis is very much
dependent on the control and eventual eradication of
animal brucellosis. Vaccination plays a major role in this.
Existing vaccines are not sufficiently safe and efficacious
in the developing world context for a number of reasons.