Brucellosis: A Brucella Infection
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Muhammad Imran Qadir,
Brucellosis is a bacterial disease that affects humans and cattle. In humans,
Brucellosis is characterized by nonspecific influenza and fever-like symptoms.
Brucellosis is caused by different strains of Brucella like B. abortus, B. melitensis, B.
suis, and B. canis. Brucellosis is transferred from sexual contact or breastfeeding.
Brucella infection is rare without contact with tissue or blood. Proper treatment of this
disease not done timely then it becomes a chronic and life-threatening but very rare
case it may cause death. Brucellosis in humans is transmitted through animals. Eating
of raw animal products may have a high risk of brucellosis these products are raw meat
and unpasteurized milk products. Testing may include are Urine culture, Blood culture,
Bone marrow, Testing for antibodies, and Cerebrospinal fluid testing. Avoid
consuming raw materials of animals like cheese, ice-cream, unpasteurized milk, and
Brucellosis, Brucella Species of Bacteria, Risk Factors, Infection.