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What is Brucellosis?

Description of the disease

Brucellosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Brucella. These bacteria are common among animals such as cattle, pigs, sheep, and goats. Humans can become infected by coming into contact with infected animals or consuming unpasteurized dairy products from infected animals.


  • Brucellosis can be classified as acute, subacute, or chronic forms of the disease.


Symptoms of brucellosis can vary, but typically include high fever, weakness, joint pain, loss of appetite, weight loss, insomnia, and depression.


Brucellosis is caused by contact with infected animals or consumption of contaminated products.


Diagnosis of brucellosis involves testing blood and other biological fluids to detect antibodies to the Brucella bacteria.


Treatment of brucellosis involves the use of antibiotics for several weeks or months.


Prevention of brucellosis includes avoiding contact with infected animals and consuming only pasteurized dairy products.


For the diagnosis and treatment of brucellosis, it is advisable to consult an infectious disease specialist or a general practitioner.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.