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Brucella Abortus- Bacterium


Body system it attacks- It attacks the reproductive, nervous, and immune systems.

Different types of infections- Brucella Melitensis, Brucella Suis, and Brucella Canis.

Transmitted- It is transmitted through contact with infected milk, urine, and organs, as well eating or drinking unpasteurized dairy.


Most at risk- The people most at risk are breast feeding babies, people working with infected animals, and people who consume unpasteurized dairy.

What workers are exposed- The workers most exposed are veterinarians, physicians, pathologist, laboratory workers, and meat packers.


Symptoms- The symptoms include abortion, weight loss, weakness, abdominal pain, fever, headaches, backaches, and joint pain.

Damage to body- The damage to your body includes spontaneous abortion, problems with fetus development, infected heart lining, and arthritis.


Found- It is commonly found in farms, barns, heards of cows, and dairy factories.


Defend yourself- You can keep yourself from getting the disease staying away from infected people and animals, and by not drinking or eating unpasteurized dairy.

Prevention- You can prevent yourself from getting the disease by getting the Strain 19 and RB51 vaccinations and by making sure the animals you come in contact with have routine vaccinations.

Treatment- You can take antibiotics such as doxycycline, gentamicin, streptomycin, rifampin, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole to get rid of the virus.