Brucellosis – Russia

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On a farm in the village of Kichibukhino,Yaroslavl region, animals infected with brucellosis were identified.

The bailiffs suspended the work of an agricultural enterprise near Pereslavl for 60 days after Considering that more than a hundred units of cattle and 799 sheep created a real threat of the spread of pathogens of an infectious disease not only on the territory of the economy, but also in the districts of the Yaroslavl region.

Brucellosis is an infectious disease caused by a type of bacteria called Brucella. The bacteria can spread from animals to humans. There are several different strains of Brucella bacteria. Some types are seen in cows. Others occur in dogs, pigs, sheep, goats, and camels. An infection spread from animals to people, mostly by unpasteurized dairy products.

Brucellosis is a bacterial infection that affects thousands of people worldwide. Avoiding unpasteurised dairy products and taking precautions when working with animals or in a laboratory 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 antibiotics. Relapses are common.

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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