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Brucellosis

Causes of Brucellosis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Brucellosis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

  • Ingestion of unsterilized milk
  • Ingestion of undercooked meat
  • Close contact with secretion from infected individuals
  • Brucella species
  • more causes...»

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Brucellosis Treatments

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Causes of Brucellosis listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Brucellosis as a symptom include:

Article Excerpts about Brucellosis

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)

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)

Brucellosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria of the... (Source: excerpt from Brucellosis General: DBMD)

Brucellosis, also known as "undulant fever" or "Bangs disease" is a systemic infection.... (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 Institute of Health)

Detailed list of causes of Brucellosis

The list below shows some of the causes of Brucellosis mentioned in various sources:

  • Bacillus abortus
  • Brucella species
  • Close contact with secretion from infected individuals
  • Ingestion of undercooked meat
  • Ingestion of unsterilized milk
  • more causes...»

How Common are these Causes of Brucellosis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Brucellosis. Of the 5 causes of Brucellosis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 5 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Brucellosis:

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What are the alternative names for Brucellosis:

Brucella, Malta fever, Undulant fever
- (Source - Diseases Database)

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