Brucellosis

Common Name(s)

Brucellosis

Brucellosis is a disease caused by the bacteria Brucella that mainly infects farm animals. Most people contract this disease when eating or drinking unpasteurized milk, cheese, or ice cream that came from infected animals. Infection may also occur if people come into direct contact with an infected animal’s internal tissues, blood, urine, or bodily fluids. Symptoms of brucellosis include flu-like symptoms of fever, chills, sweats, headaches, muscle aches, joint pains, back pain, and physical weakness. Longer lasting symptoms are recurrent fevers, joint pains, and fatigue. Brucellosis is most commonly found in countries and areas of the world outside of the United States, particularly in countries near the Mediterranean, including Portugal, Spain, Southern France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and North Africa. Brucellosis can be treated by taking antibiotics.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Brucellosis" returned 659 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prevalence of bovine brucellosis in slaughtered cattle and barriers to better protection of abattoir workers in Ibadan, South-Western Nigeria.
 

Author(s): Modupe Comfort Ayoola, Victor Oluwatoyin Akinseye, Eniola Cadmus, Emmanuel Awosanya, Olufemi Akinyele Popoola, Oluwaseun Oladapo Akinyemi, Lorraine Perrett, Andrew Taylor, Judy Stack, Ignacio Moriyon, Simeon Idowu Cadmus

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Brucellosis is a neglected zoonosis of public health importance. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence and risk factors of brucellosis among slaughtered cattle as well as challenges to the protection of abattoir workers in Nigeria.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Brucellosis caused by the wood rat pathogen Brucella neotomae: two case reports.
 

Author(s): Juan M Villalobos-Vindas, Ernesto Amuy, Elías Barquero-Calvo, Norman Rojas, Carlos Chacón-Díaz, Esteban Chaves-Olarte, Caterina Guzman-Verri, Edgardo Moreno

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Brucellosis is a chronic bacterial disease caused by members of the genus Brucella. Among the classical species stands Brucella neotomae, until now, a pathogen limited to wood rats. However, we have identified two brucellosis human cases caused by B. neotomae, demonstrating that this ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Brucellosis in Chile: Description of a series of 13 cases].
 

Author(s): Roberto Olivares, Pamela Vidal, Camila Sotomayor, Mackarenna Norambuena, Mario Luppi, Francisco Silva, Marcela Cifuentes

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. 2017 Jun;34(3):243-247.

 

Brucellosis is a zoonosis caused by Brucella spp. It may be acquired by consuming unpasteurized dairy products. Brucellosis has a low incidence in Chile, thus, we have a scarce data.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Brucellosis" returned 50 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Caprine brucellosis: A historically neglected disease with significant impact on public health.
 

Author(s): Carlos A Rossetti, Angela M Arenas-Gamboa, Estefanía Maurizio

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Caprine brucellosis is a chronic infectious disease caused by the gram-negative cocci-bacillus Brucella melitensis. Middle- to late-term abortion, stillbirths, and the delivery of weak offspring are the characteristic clinical signs of the disease that is associated with an extensive ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Brucellosis: a zoonosis of importance in Mexico].
 

Author(s): Rosa Lilia Guzmán-Hernández, Araceli Contreras-Rodríguez, Eric Daniel Ávila-Calderón, M Rosario Morales-García

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. 2016 Dec;33(6):656-662.

 

Brucellosis is one of the most frequent zoonosis in most parts of the world. This zoonosis remains a great problem to public health in developing countries, although developed countries have successfully controlled it. Mexico still shows a high annual brucellosis incidence in humans; ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Systematic review of brucellosis in Kenya: disease frequency in humans and animals and risk factors for human infection.
 

Author(s): J Njeru, G Wareth, F Melzer, K Henning, M W Pletz, R Heller, H Neubauer

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Brucellosis is a debilitating zoonotic disease affecting humans and animals. A comprehensive, evidence-based assessment of literature and officially available data on animal and human brucellosis for Kenya are missing. The aim of the current review is to provide frequency estimates ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Familial Mediterranean Fever and Related Disorders: Genetics and Disease Characteristics
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)

 

Last Updated: 26 Oct 2017

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Colchicine Levels in the Serum of FMF (Familial Mediterranean Fever) Patients
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: FMF; Colchicine Resistance; Colchicine Toxicity

 

Last Updated: 4 Jul 2017

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Last Updated: 19 May 2016

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