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Brucellosis

Brucellosis: Introduction

Brucellosis: Brucellosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria of the genus Brucella. These bacteria are primarily passed ... more about Brucellosis.

Brucellosis: An infectious disease caused by the Brucella genus which is transmitted from animals to humans. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Brucellosis is available below.

Symptoms of Brucellosis

Treatments for Brucellosis

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Brucellosis: Related Patient Stories

Brucellosis: Deaths

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Brucellosis: Complications

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Causes of Brucellosis

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Disease Topics Related To Brucellosis

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Misdiagnosis and Brucellosis

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Brucellosis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Latest Treatments for Brucellosis

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Prognosis for Brucellosis

Prognosis for Brucellosis: Mortality is low (<2%)>

Research about Brucellosis

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Clinical Trials for Brucellosis

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Prevention of Brucellosis

Prevention information for Brucellosis has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Brucellosis.

Statistics for Brucellosis

Brucellosis: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Brucellosis

Brucellosis General: DBMD (Excerpt)

Brucellosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria of the genus Brucella. These bacteria are primarily passed among animals, and they cause disease in many different vertebrates. Various Brucella species affect sheep, goats, cattle, deer, elk, pigs, dogs, and several other animals. Humans become infected by coming in contact with animals or animal products that are contaminated with these bacteria. In humans brucellosis can cause a range of symptoms that are similar to the flu and may include fever, sweats, headaches, back pains, and physical weakness. Sever infections of the central nervous systems or lining of the heart may occur. Brucellosis cab also cause long-lasting or chronic symptoms that include recurrent fevers, joint pain, and fatigue. (Source: excerpt from Brucellosis General: DBMD)

Facts About Brucellosis: CDC-OC (Excerpt)

Brucellosis, also known as "undulant fever" or "Bangs disease" is a systemic infection. There are several strains of brucellosis and, more recently, types infecting marine mammals have been identified. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Brucellosis: CDC-OC)

Definitions of Brucellosis:

Infection caused by bacteria of the genus BRUCELLA mainly involving the reticuloendothelial system. This condition is characterized by fever, weakness, malaise, and weight loss. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Infectious bacterial disease of human beings transmitted by contact with infected animals or infected meat or milk products; characterized by fever and headache - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Brucellosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Brucellosis, or a subtype of Brucellosis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Brucellosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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