|Bernhard Lauritz Frederik Bang|
|Born||7 June 1848
|Died||22 June 1932 (aged 84)
|Known for||Brucella abortus|
Bernhard Lauritz Frederik Bang (7 June 1848 – 22 June 1932), was a Danish veterinarian. He discovered Brucella abortus in 1897, which came to be known as Bang's bacillus. Bang's bacillus was the cause of the contagious Bang's disease (now known as Brucellosis) which can cause pregnant cattle to abort, and causes undulant fever in humans.
Bang was awarded his M.D. in 1880 and began teaching at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen. He later became the director of the College. Bang was a veterinary adviser to the Danish government.
Bang is known for his work on:
- development of a control for bovine tuberculosis
- research on smallpox vaccination
- research on animal bacillary disease
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