Brucellosis

Impacts

Cows, Pigs, Goats, Sheep, Canines, Bison, Deer, Elk, Fish, Marine Mammals, and Humans

Overview / Symptoms

  • Animals symptoms include: abortions, stillborns, birth of weak young, decreased milk production, and enlarged testicles
  • Transmitted to humans through eating undercooked meat or infected raw seafood, or through consuming unpasteurized/raw dairy products, breathing in brucellosis bacteria, or through bacteria entering the body through wounds or mucous membranes
  • Humans affected may experience symptoms of fever, sweats, malaise, anorexia, headache, fatigue, and pain in muscles, joint, or back