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.

Updated Monday, February 08, 2016 at 08:55AM