Brucellosis is a disease caused by a bacterial infection. It transmits to human by an infected animal. You can also get the disease by contaminated animal products. The type of bacteria found in this disease is called “Brucella”.
The disease is not common in the US. Though, it affects people and animals around the world. You can prevent the disease by avoiding unpasteurized dairy products. And by practicing safety precautions when working with animals.
This condition can result in chronic disease if not treated. There are (4) types of Brucella bacteria that can infect humans such as:
The main causes of this disease are the animals such as goats, sheep, pig and etc. The bacteria that they carry can transmit to human by:
Brucellosis can have a series of signs and symptoms. Some may exist for a long-term period.
Flu-like Signs & Symptoms:
Long-Term Signs & Symptoms:
The following are the listed factors at risk of getting the disease.
AREAS AFFECTED BY THE DISEASE:
OCCUPATIONS AT RISK:
The following are the safety precautions to avoid getting the disease.
Before treating this condition. Your doctor will conduct you a diagnosis the infection.
After examining your symptoms, and physical exam. Your doctor will now conduct a test. To be performed to look out for bacteria in blood samples. The Test includes:
Then after diagnosing and conducting the test. He will prescribe you a medicine such as antibiotics. The treatment will vary depending on the severity of your condition. The recovery may take weeks and months.