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How common is brucellosis?

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Brucellosis is rare in the U.S. because of effective animal disease control programs. Fewer than 200 people get sick with the disease each year in the U.S. It is most often seen in the spring and summer months in:

Brucellosis is considered a significant health threat in other parts of the world. The disease has been reported in more than a half-million people each year in 100 countries, according to the World Health Organization.

  • Texas
  • California
  • Virginia
  • Florida

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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