BRUCELLOSIS
Description


 
  Symptoms
Abdominal pain Appetite - loss  Back - pain
Behaviour - irritability Breathing - difficulty Chest - pain
Chills Cough Dizziness
Fatigue/exhaustion Fever Head - ache
Joints - pain Liver - swollen Mental depression
Muscles - aching Sweating Weakness
Weight - loss    
  Description

Brucellosis, also called Crimean fever, Malta fever, or Mediterranean fever, is a zoonotic disease caused by the brucella genus bacteria.

The disease is called after the British physician, Dr. David Bruce, who isolated and identified the bacteria for first time back in 1887.

The disease can be transmitted from animals to humans by direct contact, when consuming contaminated dairy products or meat, and by inhalation of the bacteria. In rare cases, the disease can be spread from human to human.

Symptoms often resemble a flu-like illness and usually appear within 5 to 30 days.

Brucellosis may be chronic and symptoms can be suffered for years.

  Diagnosis

Brucellosis can be confirmed with some of the following exams and tests:

- Blood culture.

- Bone marrow culture.

- Serology (for brucellosis antigen).

- Imagine tests ( X-ray, CT, and MRI).

  More information:
Brucellosis Treatment
Brucellosis Healthcare Centers
 

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