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What is brucellosis?

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Brucellosis is an infectious disease caused by a type of bacteria called Brucella. The bacteria can spread from animals to humans.

There are several different strains of Brucella bacteria. Some types are seen in cows. Others occur in dogs, pigs, sheep, goats, and camels. Recently, scientists have seen new strains in the red fox and certain marine animals, including seals. Brucella in animals cannot be cured.

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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