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

The sero-prevalence of brucellosis in cattle and their herders in Bahr el Ghazal region, South Sudan.
 

Author(s): Nuol Aywel Madut, Adrian Muwonge, George William Nasinyama, John Bwalya Muma, Jacques Godfroid, Ambrose Samuel Jubara, James Muleme, Clovice Kankya

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Brucellosis is a worldwide recognized bacterial zoonotic disease. There is currently no information on bovine brucellosis sero-prevalence in South Sudan regardless of the economic, social and public health impact on populations. Therefore, for the first time in 33 years, we report ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Cost-benefit analysis of intervention policies for prevention and control of brucellosis in India.
 

Author(s): Balbir B Singh, Polychronis Kostoulas, Jatinder P S Gill, Navneet K Dhand

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Brucellosis is endemic in the bovine population in India and causes a loss of US$ 3·4 billion to the livestock industry besides having a significant human health impact.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Serosurveillance of Coxiellosis (Q-fever) and Brucellosis in goats in selected provinces of Lao People's Democratic Republic.
 

Author(s): Rebekah J L Burns, Bounlom Douangngeun, Watthana Theppangna, Syseng Khounsy, Mavuto Mukaka, Paul W Selleck, Eric Hansson, Matthew D Wegner, Peter A Windsor, Stuart D Blacksell

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Goat raising is a growing industry in Lao People's Democratic Republic, with minimal disease investigation to date, especially zoonoses. This study determined the proportional seropositivity of two zoonotic diseases: Q fever (causative agent Coxiella burnetii) and Brucellosis (Brucella ...

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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Tocilizumab for the Treatment of Familial Mediterranean Fever
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Familial Mediterranean Fever

 

Last Updated: 28 May 2018

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Gluten-related Disorders in Familial Mediterranean Fever Patients
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Not-celiac Wheat Sensitivity (NCWS); Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)

 

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2018

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Familial Mediterranean Fever and Related Disorders: Genetics and Disease Characteristics
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)

 

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2018

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