Brucellosis Disease : Girl From Kerala Gets Affected
A seven-year-old girl from Kerala was recently affected by the contagious Brucellosis disease mostly found in cattle breeds.
- Brucellosis Disease is a bacterial infection that spreads from animals to people.
- It is caused by various Brucella species, which mainly infect cattle, swine, goats, sheep and dogs.
- Worldwide, Brucella melitensis is the most prevalent species causing human brucellosis.
- Brucellosis is found globally and is a reportable disease in most countries. It affects people of all ages and both sexes.
- However, Person-to-person transmission is rare.
- Most commonly, people are infected by eating raw or unpasteurized dairy products.
- Sometimes, the bacteria that cause brucellosis can spread through the air or through direct contact with infected animals.
- Symptoms: Brucellosis typically causes flu-like symptoms, including fever, weakness, malaise and weight loss.