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2013 (Vol. 3, Issue: 1)
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Investigation of Brucella abortus and Brucella melitensis at Cheeses in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey

Recep Kara and Levent Akkaya
Corresponding Author:  Recep Kara 

Key words:  Afyon tulum cheese, Brucella abortus, Brucella melitensis, Brucella spp., cheese, ,
Vol. 3 , (1): 5-8
Submitted Accepted Published
November 12, 2012 January 01, 2013 March 01, 2012

Brucella contaminates people with raw milk, raw dairy products and especially with cheese made from raw milk. This study has aimed to detect Brucella abortus and Brucella melitensis in fresh cheese (Coban Cheese, 100-mold), traditional Afyon Tulum Cheese (Aged Skin Bag Cheese) (50-mold) and sheep-lamb tulum (50-mold) samples provided from Afyonkarahisar province. Conventional Culture Method has been used in the isolation and identification ofB. abortus and B. melitensis In the case study, Brucella spp. has been detected at the rates of 9% (2% B. abortus, 7% B. melitensis) in the analyzed fresh cheese samples and 6% (2% B. abortus, 4% B. Melitensis) in Afyon Tulum Cheese. However, Brucella spp. has not been detected in analyzed sheep-lamb tulum samples. Consequently, it has been accepted that fresh cheese and Afyon Tulum Cheese samples are contaminated with B. abortus and B. melitensis which impose a high risk for the public health.
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Recep Kara and Levent Akkaya, 2013. Investigation of Brucella abortus and Brucella melitensis at Cheeses in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey.  British Journal of Dairy Sciences, 3(1): 5-8.
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