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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The terms "Brucellosis" returned 573 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Narrative overview of animal and human brucellosis in Morocco: intensification of livestock production as a driver for emergence?
 

Author(s): Marie J Ducrotoy, Khaoula Ammary, Hicham Ait Lbacha, Zaid Zouagui, Virginie Mick, Laura Prevost, Ward Bryssinckx, Susan C Welburn, Abdelali Benkirane

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Brucellosis is one of the most widespread zoonoses in the world caused by several species of the genus Brucella. The disease, eradicated in many developed countries, is a re-emerging neglected zoonosis endemic in several zones especially in the Mediterranean region, impacting on human ...

Last Updated: 22 Dec 2015

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Brucellosis and Coxiella burnetii Infection in Householders and Their Animals in Secure Villages in Herat Province, Afghanistan: A Cross-Sectional Study.
 

Author(s): Zarif Akbarian, Ghulam Ziay, Willy Schauwers, Bashir Noormal, Islam Saeed, Abul Hussain Qanee, Zabiullah Shahab, Tania Dennison, Ian Dohoo, Ronald Jackson

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Brucellosis and coxiellosis are known to be endemic in ruminant populations throughout Afghanistan, but information about their prevalence and factors that affect prevalence in householders and livestock under diverse husbandry systems and pastoral settings is sparse.

Last Updated: 21 Oct 2015

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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Associated with Brucellosis in Livestock Owners in Jordan.
 

Author(s): Imadidden I Musallam, Mahmoud N Abo-Shehada, Javier Guitian

Journal: Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.. 2015 Dec;93(6):1148-55.

 

We evaluated livestock owners' knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding brucellosis in Jordan. A questionnaire was administered and biological samples were examined to verify the serological status of animals. Seroprevalence estimates indicated that 18.1% (95% CI: 11-25.3) of ...

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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The terms "Brucellosis" returned 46 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Polymerase chain reaction-based assays for the diagnosis of human brucellosis.
 

Author(s): Ying Wang, Zhanli Wang, Yaxian Zhang, Liyun Bai, Yue Zhao, Chunfang Liu, An Ma, Hui Yu

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Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is an in vitro technique for the nucleic acid amplification, which is commonly used to diagnose infectious diseases. The use of PCR for pathogens detection, genotyping and quantification has some advantages, such as high sensitivity, high specificity, ...

Last Updated: 7 Oct 2014

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Brucellosis as an emerging threat in developing economies: lessons from Nigeria.
 

Author(s): Marie J Ducrotoy, Wilson J Bertu, Reuben A Ocholi, Amahyel M Gusi, Ward Bryssinckx, Sue Welburn, Ignacio Moriyón

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Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, has a large proportion of the world's poor livestock keepers, and is a hotspot for neglected zoonoses. A review of the 127 accessible publications on brucellosis in Nigeria reveals only scant and fragmented evidence on its spatial and ...

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2014

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Two cases of autoimmune hemolytic anemia secondary to brucellosis: a review of hemolytic disorders in patients with brucellosis.
 

Author(s): Ahmet Emre Eskazan, Mehmet Sinan Dal, Safak Kaya, Tuba Dal, Orhan Ayyildiz, Teoman Soysal

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2014 ;53(11):1153-8.

 

Brucellosis is a worldwide zoonotic disease associated with hemolytic complications, including thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) and hemolytic anemia. Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) is a rare clinical presentation of this disease. In this report, we describe the cases of two patients ...

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2014

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Familial Mediterranean Fever and Related Disorders: Genetics and Disease Characteristics
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)

 

Last Updated: 11 May 2016

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Pharmacokinetics of Understudied Drugs Administered to Children Per Standard of Care
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Infection; Hypertension; Pain; Reflux; Edema; Hyperlipidemia; Hypotension; Hypercholesterolemia; Sedation; Anxiolysis; Benzodiazepine Withdrawal; Bipolar Disorder; Autistic Disorder; Schizophrenia; Influenza Treatment or Prophylaxis; Acute Decompensated Heart Failure; Stable Angina; Life-threatening Fungal Infections; Nosocomial Pneumonia; Community Acquired Pneumonia; Acute Bacterial Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis; Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections; Uncomplicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections; Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis; Complicated Urinary Tract Infections; Acute Pyelonephritis; Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections; Inhalational Anthrax (Post-Exposure); Infantile Hemangioma; Withdrawal; Inflammation; Bacterial Septicemia; Cytomegalovirus Retinitis; Herpes Simplex Virus; Adenovirus; Brain Swelling; Airway Swelling; Adrenal Insufficiency; Anxiety; Nausea; Vomiting; Convulsions; Muscle Spasms; Seizures; Epilepsy; Bartonellosis; Brucellosis; Cholera; Plague; Psittacosis; Q Fever; Relapsing Fever; Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever; Trachoma; Tularemia; Typhus Fever; Bronchospasm; Cardiac Arrest; Hypersensitivity Reaction; Cyanide Poisoning; Acute Bacterial Sinusitis; Bacterial Meningitis; Sepsis; Gastroparesis; Opioid Addiction; Migraines; Headaches

 

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