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Entry
H00325                      Disease                                

Name
Brucellosis
Description
Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease of worldwide distribution that mainly affects persons working with domestic animals. Although many countries have eradicated Brucella abortus from cattle, Brucella melitensis remains a major cause of infection in cattle and human in Latin America, the Middle East, Spain, parts of Africa, and western Asia. Consumption of contaminated foods is the sources of infection. The clinical presentation can vary from asymptomatic infection to a fever, night sweats and joint manifestations.
Category
Infectious disease
BRITE hierarchy
Pathogen
Brucella melitensis [GN:bme bmf bmi bmz]
Brucella abortus [GN:bmb bmc]
Brucella suis [GN:bms bmt]
Brucella canis [GN:bcs]
Brucella ovis [GN:bov]
Drug
Rifampin [DR:D00211]
Doxycycline [DR:D02129]
Levofloxacin [DR:D00588]
Sparfloxacin [DR:D00590]
Tetracycline [DR:D02122]
Other DBs
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Reference
PMID:9204307 (description, env_factor, drug)
  Authors
Corbel MJ
  Title
Brucellosis: an overview.
  Journal
Emerg Infect Dis 3:213-21 (1997)
Reference
PMID:14769288 (description)
  Authors
Memish ZA, Balkhy HH
  Title
Brucellosis and international travel.
  Journal
J Travel Med 11:49-55 (2004)
Reference
PMID:17901634 (description, env_factor)
  Authors
Mantur BG, Amarnath SK, Shinde RS
  Title
Review of clinical and laboratory features of human brucellosis.
  Journal
Indian J Med Microbiol 25:188-202 (2007)

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