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Can you get brucellosis from your dog?

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Dogs can become infected with B. canis. Some pet owners have developed brucellosis this way but the disease is usually mild. There is at least one known case of brucellosis spreading to a human by a dog bite. But spreading brucellosis this way is uncommon. Most dogs infected with Brucella do NOT spread the bacteria to their owners.

You are more likely to get brucellosis from an infected dog if you come in contact with blood or other fluids from the animal. Veterinarians have an increased risk of brucellosis.

From: What Is Brucellosis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC web site: "Brucellosis."

New York Department of Health web site: "Brucellosis."

World Health Organization web site: "Brucellosis."

Goldman, L., Schafer, A.I., eds., , 24th edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2011. Cecil Medicine

Longo, D.L., Fauci, A.S., Kasper, D.L., Hauser, S.L., Jameson, J.L., Loscalzo, J., eds., , 18th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2012. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine

Auerbach, P.S., ed., , 6th edition, Mosby Elsevier, 2011. Wilderness Medicine

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 21, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC web site: "Brucellosis."

New York Department of Health web site: "Brucellosis."

World Health Organization web site: "Brucellosis."

Goldman, L., Schafer, A.I., eds., , 24th edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2011. Cecil Medicine

Longo, D.L., Fauci, A.S., Kasper, D.L., Hauser, S.L., Jameson, J.L., Loscalzo, J., eds., , 18th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2012. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine

Auerbach, P.S., ed., , 6th edition, Mosby Elsevier, 2011. Wilderness Medicine

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 21, 2018

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