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New Scenarios for Brucella suis and Brucella melitensis


Purpose of Review We pretend to highlight the most important advances reached in the last few years in the biology ofBrucella suisandBrucella melitensisand focus attention on new tools for the comprehension, prevention and control of these zoonotic agents. Recent Findings Important progress lately done in the field of pathogenesis is presented here. This involves current studies on proteins involved in the survival and antigenic structure ofBrucella, as well as the findings of howBrucellahas achieved modifications in order to adapt, replicate, survive and modulate the host´s immune system, improve the knowledge of the performance of these bacteria. Summary Consequently, better approaches for vaccinology and diagnostic techniques are developed. Relevant epidemiological issues based on changes in the highly conserved genome of these bacteria will be valuable tools to describe outbreaks and disease status, along with risk factors that would otherwise be difficult to analyze.

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Brucella suis
Brucella melitensis

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