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 problem, don't consumeunpasteurised milk or milk products, and only eat meat that has been thoroughly cooked.
Cheese and other milk products imported illegally from countries where brucellosis is common may not have been pasteurised. Cases have occurred in the UK as a result of eating such products.
If you work closely with animals thatcould be infected,make sure you wear adequate protective clothing. This might include gloves, an apron, goggles, and a mask that covers your nose and mouth.
Make sure that any wounds youhave are cleaned and covered with a suitable dressing or bandage beforedealing with animals, and make sure to clean your skin thoroughly afterwards with water, soap and a disinfectant.
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