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

[Human brucellosis: epidemiological situation in Chile, 2001-2010].
 

Author(s): Paulina Martínez

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. 2013 Dec;30(6):653-9.

 

Brucellosis is a zoonosis whose economical impact in endemic countries is significant. Its magnitude for humans has been scarcely measured in Chile, therefore brucellosis was declared a reportable disease since 2004.

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2014

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Brucella melitensis T cell epitope recognition in humans with brucellosis in Peru.
 

Author(s): Anthony P Cannella, Cecilia S Lindestam Arlehamn, John Sidney, Kailash P Patra, Katherine Torres, Renee M Tsolis, Li Liang, Philip L Felgner, Mayuko Saito, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Robert H Gilman, Alessandro Sette, Joseph M Vinetz

Journal: Infect. Immun.. 2014 Jan;82(1):124-31.

 

Brucella melitensis, one of the causative agents of human brucellosis, causes acute, chronic, and relapsing infection. While T cell immunity in brucellosis has been extensively studied in mice, no recognized human T cell epitopes that might provide new approaches to classifying and ...

Last Updated: 19 Dec 2013

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Ex vivo innate immune cytokine signature of enhanced risk of relapsing brucellosis.
 

Author(s): Kristyn E Feldman, Paul M Loriaux, Mayuko Saito, Iskra Tuero, Homarh Villaverde, Tenaya Siva, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Robert H Gilman, Alexander Hoffmann, Joseph M Vinetz

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Brucellosis, a zoonotic infection caused by one of the Gram-negative intracellular bacteria of the Brucella genus, is an ongoing public health problem in Perú. While most patients who receive standard antibiotic treatment recover, 5-40% suffer a brucellosis relapse. In this study, ...

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2013

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The terms "Brucellosis" returned 39 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Deep vein thrombosis associated with acute brucellosis: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Makram Koubaa, Makram Frigui, Yousra Cherif, Moez Jallouli, Neila Kaddour, Mounir Ben Jemaa, Zouheir Bahloul

Journal: Korean J. Intern. Med.. 2013 Sep;28(5):628-30.

 

Last Updated: 6 Sep 2013

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Review of brucellosis cases from laboratory exposures in the United States in 2008 to 2011 and improved strategies for disease prevention.
 

Author(s): R M Traxler, M A Guerra, M G Morrow, T Haupt, J Morrison, J R Saah, C G Smith, C Williams, A T Fleischauer, P A Lee, D Stanek, I Trevino-Garrison, P Franklin, P Oakes, S Hand, S V Shadomy, D D Blaney, M W Lehman, T J Benoit, R A Stoddard, R V Tiller, B K De, W Bower, T L Smith

Journal: J. Clin. Microbiol.. 2013 Sep;51(9):3132-6.

 

Five laboratory-acquired brucellosis (LAB) cases that occurred in the United States between 2008 and 2011 are presented. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reviewed the recommendations published in 2008 and the published literature to identify strategies to further ...

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2013

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A literature review of laboratory-acquired brucellosis.
 

Author(s): Rita M Traxler, Mark W Lehman, Elizabeth A Bosserman, Marta A Guerra, Theresa L Smith

Journal: J. Clin. Microbiol.. 2013 Sep;51(9):3055-62.

 

Brucellosis is a bacterial zoonotic disease which has been associated with laboratory-acquired infections. No recent reviews have addressed the characteristics of laboratory-acquired brucellosis (LAB). English-language literature was reviewed to identify reports of laboratory exposures ...

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2013

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Kineret (Anakinra), in Adult Patients With Colchicine-Resistant Familial Mediterranean Fever
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Familial Mediterranean Fever,

 

Last Updated: 3 Nov 2013

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Last Updated: 26 Dec 2013

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Magnetic Resonance (MR) Spectroscopy In Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Familial Mediterranean Fever

 

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2008

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