Infected people may develop symptoms days or months later. Common signs of the condition include:
Chills Sweats Appetite loss Fever Fatigue and weakness Headache Back, muscle, joint discomfort
Endocarditis (heart chamber lining inflammation) Arthritis Spinal arthritis–sacroiliitis Spondylitis (spine-pelvis arthritis)
Beyond these symptoms, brucellosis can cause neurobrucellosis. Bacteria brucella canis can reach the brain and cause headaches, confusion, nausea, brain swelling, and death.
A recent University of Missouri study indicated that interferons and innate lymphoid cells protect against brucellosis. They reduce disease-related neurological issues.
Prevention Human brucellosis vaccination is not yet possible. However, prevention is possible. Preventative measures include:
Go for pasteurized milk. Avoid ice cream and cheese while traveling. Use rubber gloves while handling animal organs. Thoroughly eatcooked meat Vaccinate pets against brucellosis