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 gradually and be persistent or return again and again, lasting for years.
Typical symptoms include:
These symptomstend to last a long time and can make you feel very ill, but most people will eventually make a full recovery after treatment.
Brucellosis is rarely fatal in humans, although some cases can lead to life-threatening complications such as endocarditis (infection of the heart) and meningitis (infection of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord) particularly if left untreated.
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