Brucellosis – Algeria
31 cases of brucellosis in the Arris region after consuming goat milk.
The 31 people were infected from consuming goat milk from goat that were already infected with brucellosis.
The cases are being treated in an official capacity.
Photo: Brucella bacteria.
Brucellosis, also called Mediterranean fever, Malta fever and undulant fever, is an infection spread from animals to people, mostly by consumption of unpasteurised dairy products or undercooked meat from infected animals.
Brucellosis is a bacterial infection that affects thousands of people worldwide. Avoiding unpasteurised dairy products and taking precautions when working with animals can help prevent brucellosis.
Symptoms may include joint and muscle pain, fever, weight loss and fatigue. Some people develop stomach pain and cough.
Treatment includes a combination of antibiotics for several weeks. Relapses are common.
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