Diagnosis and treatment

Brucellosis is usually diagnosed by taking a blood sample and sending this to a laboratory. The blood sample is tested for the antibodies against the brucellosis bacteria.

The infection is treated with a combination oftwo or more different antibiotics , such asdoxycycline with gentamicinor doxycycline with rifampicin.

These will usually need to be taken for at least six weeks.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018