• Brucellosis is a dreadful disease caused by genus of bacteria known as Brucella.
  • It infects various species of Brucella cows, buffalos, goats, sheep, pigs, dogs and other animals and also human
  • Human become infected by this disease by coming in contact with animals or animal products (meat and milk) contaminated with these bacteria.
  • The persons who are exposed to high risk of brucellosis infection are dairy man, veterinarians, butchers and other animal handlers
  • Symptoms are similar to the flu and may include fever, headache, sweats, back pain and physical weakness. In case of severe infections of the central nervous system (CNS) or lining of the heart may also occur.
  • Why in news? International conference on Brucellosis held in Delhi

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