Is Family Screening Necessary in Brucellosis?

Tabak F., Hakko E., Mete B., Ozaras R., Mert A., Ozturk R.

INFECTION, vol.36, no.6, pp.575-577, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s15010-008-7022-6
  • Journal Name: INFECTION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.575-577
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Brucellosis is an endemic disease in Turkey. Simultaneous infections among family members consuming infected dairy products have been reported. The most frequent signs and symptoms are nonspecific, and most human cases remain unrecognized. We aimed to screen family members of index cases with brucellosis.