Brucellosis (Brucella species)

Photo of brucellosis culture.

Brucellosis, an infectious disease caused by the bacteria of the genus Brucella, primarily affects animals. Humans become infected by coming in contact with contaminated animals or animal products. In humans, brucellosis can cause a range of symptoms that are similar to the flu and may include fever, sweats, headaches, back pains, and physical weakness.

  • Brucellosis Fact Sheet
    Fact sheets covering the basic questions: How can you get brucellosis? How is it treated? Can it be prevented?

  • Brucellosis
    CDC fact sheet covering the basics of brucellosis, including who tends to get it, how it is spread, diagnosis, and treatment. Attention: Non-MDH link

  • Canine Brucellosis and Foster-Based Dog Rescue Programs
    Fact sheet on canine brucellosis for dog rescue programs including those that place stray and unwanted dogs with foster families.

  • Brucellosis as a Bioterrorism Agent
    CDC information for health professionals covering clinical features, transmission, and surveillance, plus laboratory testing protocols, and journal articles about brucellosis surveillance and investigation. Attention: Non-MDH link

  • Reporting Brucellosis (Brucella spp.)
    All cases of brucellosis must be reported to the Minnesota Department of Health.

Updated Monday, October 12, 2015 at 09:21AM