Brucellosis is an infectious disease which can be caused by coming into contact with animals carrying Brucella bacteria. This species of bacteria mainly infects swine, cattle, goat, dog and sheep. Humans can acquire the disease by coming into contact with the infected animal, by inhaling airborne agents or by consuming contaminated animal products. However, most of the cases of Brucellosis arise as a result of drinking unpasteurised milk from infected animals.
The disease can also be contracted by coming into direct contact with the secretions of infected animals. There are many symptoms of Brucellosis. Some of the main ones include headache, chest pain, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, coughing, problem in breathing, weakness, fatigue, body aches, fever, sweating and dizziness. The symptoms of Brucellosis can present themselves quickly or they can take weeks to occur following the exposure. The symptoms can be mild or they can last for a long time depending on the type of exposure.
Brucellosis is quite preventable if the necessary precautions are taken. However, if you have developed this disease at work due to the failure of your employer to maintain bio safety and protect your health, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.
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