Brucellosis is a bacterial disease that is transmitted to humans from animals – most often from cattle and buffalo. The disease affects many wild and domestic animals, including sheep, goats, dogs, pigs, camels, and reindeer.
Brucellosis has been recognized in humans since the XX century; however it has existed since ancient times. A Scottish microbiologist David Bruce was first to establish the relationship between the bacteria and disease in 1887. Alternative names for the condition include Bang’s disease, Crimean fever, Malta fever, Gibraltar fever, and Mediterranean fever. Most of these names were given in connection with the location of disease. Another popular name undulant fever originates from the wave-like nature of the symptoms. Readmore…Tags: brucellosis, malaria, nonspecific polyarthritis, rheumatism, typhoid fever
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