Disease Information for Brucellosis: Definition

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  • Zoonosis infection caused by bacteria of the genus BRUCELLA mainly involving the reticuloendothelial system; This condition is characterized by fever, headache, weakness, malaise, and weight loss with backache, myalgias, chills and sweats hepatosplenomegaly; a prolonged course is usual; the source is animal products or exposure to livestock; agent is a pleomorphic fastidious gram negative rod

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