The worldwide fight against brucellosis, especially in Countries where it is still widespread, faces major challenges, going beyond the borders of veterinary medicine alone to embrace multidisciplinary issues.

Ignacio Morión

Emeritus Professor, Institute for Tropical Medicine and Department of Microbiology, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

We are at an important moment in the fight against diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans. Our perspective is to capitalize the accumulated knowledge, leading to increasingly incisive actions.

Keith Sumption

FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Research on brucellosis vaccines must go hand in hand with strong social and informative actions about vaccination plans. Such an action must involve all stakeholders.

Angela M. Arenas-Gamboa

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA

While in Europe the fight against brucellosis shows positive trends, thanks to effective control programmes in place, the disease is still important in various areas of the planet, where it is still endemic.

Claire Ponsart

EU, WOAH & National Reference Laboratory for Animal Brucellosis, Animal Health Laboratory, Paris-Est University/ANSES, Maisons-Alfort, France

In addition to the already well-known ones, other strains of Brucella are being discovered, even within the Amazon rainforest. It is important to monitor them to verify for any potential danger for humans and livestock. Modern technologies enable researchers to constantly draw an up-to-date picture of the situation.

David O’Callaghan

VBIC, INSERM U1047, Université de Montpellier, Nîmes France, Centre National de Reference Brucella, Laboratoire de Microbiologie, CHU Nîmes, France