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Causes of Brucellosis

Primary Cause of Brucellosis

The primary cause of Brucellosis is the result:

  • of eating food from an animal infected with an infectious agent, or from food that is contaminated from the food handler (who is infected with Brucellosis), or from contaminated soil or water, or from toxins produced by an infectious organism.
  • of an infectious agent.

Causes of Brucellosis (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Brucellosis that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Brucellosis Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Brucellosis:

Brucellosis: Geographical Location Profile

Geographical Profile for Brucellosis: Although brucellosis can be found worldwide, it is more common in countries that do not... (Source: excerpt from Brucellosis General: DBMD) ...more »

Brucellosis: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Brucellosis, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Brucellosis:

Brucellosis: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Brucellosis: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

What causes Brucellosis?

Causes: Brucellosis: Humans are generally infected in one of three ways: eating or drinking something that is contaminated with Brucella, breathing in the organism (inhalation), or having the bacteria enter the body through skin wounds. The most common way to be infected is by eating or drinking contaminated milk products. (Source: excerpt from Brucellosis General: DBMD)

Related information on causes of Brucellosis:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Brucellosis may be found in:


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