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 628 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prevalence and factors associated with human brucellosis in livestock professionals.
 

Author(s): Franco Cazembe Mufinda, Fernando Boinas, Carla Nunes

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The objective of this study is to estimate the seroprevalence of human brucellosis in livestock professionals and analyze the factors associated with brucellosis focusing on sociodemographic variables and the variables of knowledge and practices related to the characteristics of the ...

Last Updated: 28 Jun 2017

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Development of a forecasting model for brucellosis spreading in the Italian cattle trade network aimed to prioritise the field interventions.
 

Author(s): L Savini, L Candeloro, A Conte, F De Massis, A Giovannini

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Brucellosis caused by Brucella abortus is an important zoonosis that constitutes a serious hazard to public health. Prevention of human brucellosis depends on the control of the disease in animals. Livestock movement data represent a valuable source of information to understand the ...

Last Updated: 27 Jun 2017

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Endovascular treatment of thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm due to brucellosis: a rare case report.
 

Author(s): Shuai Wang, Qi Wang, Han Liu, Siqiao Sun, Xiwei Sun, Yang Zhang, Zhongying Wang, Zhihua Cheng

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Arterial damage is a known complication of brucellosis, but the occurrence of a thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm secondary to brucellosis has not been previously reported.

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2017

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The terms "Brucellosis" returned 49 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: 17 Aug 2017

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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: 1 Feb 2017

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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: 23 Aug 2016

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Familial Mediterranean Fever and Related Disorders: Genetics and Disease Characteristics
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)

 

Last Updated: 30 Jun 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: 5 Apr 2017

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