Chapter 13

Brucellosis: A Brucella Infection

Muhammad Imran Qadir and Nadia Wazir

Abstract

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 meat.

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