Chronic Brucellosis involves muscle aches, easy fatigability,
fever and depression.
Brucellosis is acquired from ingesting infected milk or milk
products from cattle milk and is caused by brucella abortus.
Occasionally acquired via respirations and veterinarians can
catch it through skin abrasions.
melliteis affects goats, sheep and camels.
Suis affects pigs.
Symptoms include: dramatic fever, sweats, aches and pains.
Incubation time to illness is 1-3 weeks.Fever can be intermittent.
Lymph nodes, spleen and liver can get enlarged. More chronically
the disease may progress to cause arthritis, bone infection,
meningitis and heart disease.
Disease is diagnosed from serology and biopsy.
is difficult and could involve over 6 weeks of antibiotics.
The best prevention is mild pasteurization of milk.
Center for Disease Control CDC http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/brucellosis_g.htm
Utah Health http://hlunix.hl.state.ut.us/els/epidemiology/epifacts/brucello.html