Risk Factors for Brucellosis
List of Risk Factors for Brucellosis
The list of risk factors mentioned for Brucellosis in various sources includes:
Risk factors discussion:
Brucellosis General: DBMD (Excerpt)
My dog has been
diagnosed with brucellosis. Is that a risk for me?
B. canis is the species of Brucella species that
can infect dogs. This species has occasionally been transmitted
to humans, but the vast majority of dog infections do not result
in human illness. Although veterinarians exposed to blood of infected
animals are at risk, pet owners are not considered to be at risk
for infection. This is partly because it is unlikely that they
will come in contact with blood, semen, or placenta of the dog.
The bacteria may be cleared from the animal within a few days
of treatment; however re-infection is common and some animal body
fluids may be infectious for weeks. Immunocompromised persons
(cancer patients, HIV-infected individuals, or transplantation
patients) should not handle dogs known to be infected with B.
canis. (Source: excerpt from Brucellosis General: DBMD)
Brucellosis: DBMD (Excerpt)
Abattoir workers, meat inspectors,
animal handlers, veterinarians, and laboratorians. (Source: excerpt from Brucellosis: DBMD)
Facts About Brucellosis: CDC-OC (Excerpt)
Persons at high risk for vaccine-related infection are farmers,
veterinarians, and other animal health professionals due to needlesticks
or exposure to infected calves, placentas, blood, or amniotic fluids.
(Source: excerpt from Facts About Brucellosis: CDC-OC)
About risk factors:
Risk factors for Brucellosis are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Brucellosis
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Brucellosis.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Brucellosis.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.
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