Prevalence of camel brucellosis in Libya.

Original article


Gameel SE, Mohamed SO, Mustafa AA, Azwai SM.

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Tripoli, Libya, Italy.

Trop Anim Health Prod. 1993 May;25(2):91-3.


Sera of 967 camels of both sexes were tested for antibodies to Brucella using the Rose Bengal plate test, serum agglutination test and the complement fixation test. The prevalence of positive sera was 4.1 per cent. Samples collected for cultural examination revealed 9 isolates. Five isolates were from milk samples, 3 from aborted foetuses and one from a vaginal swab. All isolates were identified and biotyped as Brucella melitensis biovar 1.

Keywords: Prevalence of camel brucellosis in Libya.