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

Evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of bovine brucellosis surveillance in a disease-free country using stochastic scenario tree modelling.
 

Author(s): Viviane Hénaux, Didier Calavas

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Surveillance systems of exotic infectious diseases aim to ensure transparency about the country-specific animal disease situation (i.e. demonstrate disease freedom) and to identify any introductions. In a context of decreasing resources, evaluation of surveillance efficiency is essential ...

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2017

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Brucellosis in mammals of Costa Rica: An epidemiological survey.
 

Author(s): Gabriela Hernández-Mora, Roberto Bonilla-Montoya, Osvaldo Barrantes-Granados, Andrea Esquivel-Suárez, Danilo Montero-Caballero, Rocío González-Barrientos, Zeanne Fallas-Monge, José David Palacios-Alfaro, Mario Baldi, Elena Campos, Grettel Chanto, Elías Barquero-Calvo, Carlos Chacón-Díaz, Esteban Chaves-Olarte, Caterina Guzmán Verri, Juan-José Romero-Zúñiga, Edgardo Moreno

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Brucellosis has been an endemic disease of cattle and humans in Costa Rica since the beginning of XX century. However, brucellosis in sheep, goats, pigs, water buffaloes, horses and cetaceans, has not been reported in the country. We have performed a brucellosis survey in these host ...

Last Updated: 9 Aug 2017

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Evaluation of recombinant porin (rOmp2a) protein as a potential antigen candidate for serodiagnosis of Human Brucellosis.
 

Author(s): Prachi Pathak, Ashu Kumar, Duraipandian Thavaselvam

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Brucellosis is an important zoonotic disease caused by different Brucella species and human brucellosis is commonly prevalent in different states of India. Among various Brucella species, B. melitensis is most pathogenic to human and included as category B biothreat which can cause ...

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2017

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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: 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: 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: 14 Nov 2017

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