Humans usually become infected with brucellosis in one of the following ways:
Person-to-person spread is very rare, although there have been cases of transmission from mother to baby through breastfeeding, and through sexual contact.
People at highest risk of brucellosis are laboratory workers, veterinarians, farmers and abattoir workers.
Brucellosis is a bacterial infection originating in animals that can cause long-lasting flu-like symptoms. It's rare in most developed countries.
Humans usually become infected with brucellosis in one of the following ways: by consuming unpasteurised milk or milk products (such as soft cheeses) from infected animals, or very rarely, by eati
Brucellosis doesn't always cause symptoms, andthe infection may persist for several months without you knowing. In some people, symptoms will develop suddenly. In others, symptoms may develop gradual
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 wi
There is no human vaccine to protect you against brucellosis, so it's important to take precautions to prevent infection if you're at risk. If you're travelling to an area where brucellosis is a prob