Involvement of implanted electronic cardiac devices by haematogenous seeding of brucellosis is quite rare. To our knowledge nearly 10 cases of pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) infection and a few cases of transvenous lead endocarditis caused by brucella has been described in the literature .
Brucellosis, a zoonotic disease of worldwide distribution, is an infectious disease primarily of domestic and wild animals. It remains an important public health problem in Turkey and can affect people at any age group, including children, representing 20% to 25% of cases.
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The seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii (15.7%), Leptospira spp. (0.7%) and Brucella abortus (0.0%) was determined in sugarcane workers in Trinidad and Tobago but the risk factors studied did not significantly affect infection.