THOMAS W. GREEN, M.D.
Our knowledge of immunity in human brucellosis is fragmentary. That an active acquired immunity develops after infection with Brucella is suggested by the observation that persons who have recovered from the disease usually fail to show clinical evidence of reinfection in spite of probable repeated exposure.1 Whether persons known to have had mild or subclinical brucellosis also have some immunity is more difficult to determine. If a person with a history of probable exposure to the organism and a positive brucellergin skin test is considered to have had an inapparent or mild Brucella infection at some time in the past,
GREEN TW. REINFECTION BRUCELLOSIS: A REPORT OF TWO CASES1. Ann Intern Med. 1951;35:717–721. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-3-717
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