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What Is Brucellosis?

How Can I Prevent Brucellosis?

Brucellosis may be prevented with the following steps:

  • Do not drink or eat unpasteurized dairy products.
  • Wear rubber gloves if you work in the animal processing industry.

If you have come in contact with an animal infected with Brucella, tell your health care provider -- even if you do not have symptoms. You will need to be monitored for at least six months. There is no effective human vaccine to prevent brucellosis.

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Reviewed by Scott Keller, MD on March 30, 2014

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