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ABORTUS. The fruit of an abortion; the child born before its time, incapable of life. See Abortion; Birth; Breath; Dead born; Gestation; Life.

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abortus in livestock has been eliminated, except in limited areas where disease reintroduction from infected wildlife occurs.
RBT was carried out according to 17 with Brucella abortus S99 antigen (Spinreact SA, Gerona, Spain).
In this review, Brucella abortus seemed to be the specie most associated with abortions in Africa (12,99,102,109).
Six days later, Brucella abortus was isolated from both samples in the sheep's blood agar [35[degrees]C, 5-10% C[O.sub.2]] (figure 4).
Molecular Detection of Brucella abortus DNA Extraction: DNA extraction was carried out from clinical samples and colony using DNeasy Blood and Tissue Kit (Qiagen) following manufacturers protocols.
Brucella abortus is the most important cause of bovine brucellosis, while both Brucella melitensis and Brucella ovis cause brucellosis in sheep.
abortus poseen la capacidad de infectar aves y mamiferos (Frutos et al.
In humans Brucella abortus causes undulant fever, an occupational disease of people working with animals such as veterinarians, farmers and abattoir personnel.