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What can you do to prevent brucellosis?

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Brucellosis may be prevented with the following steps:

If you have come in contact with an animal infected with Brucella, tell your doctor -- even if you don't have symptoms. You will need to be monitored for at least 6 months. There is no effective human vaccine to prevent brucellosis.

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

From: What Is Brucellosis? WebMD Medical Reference

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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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