Innovation and Collaboration: Combatting the Endemic Threat of Brucellosis

Brucellosis is no longer a major concern to veterinarians
and farmers in most developed countries, thanks to longterm
control programmes. Amy Tranzillo, Project Manager
at Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines
(GALVmed) analyses how the disease still poses a major
threat to both animal and human health in many lowerincome
countries where veterinary infrastructure is less
well developed and animal health less tightly controlled.
Reducing the prevalence of brucellosis in countries where
it is still endemic calls for a greater awareness,
understanding and appreciation of the impact of the
disease on animal and public health.