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My child has brucellosis. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

My child has brucellosis. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

Not catchey: Your child is not likely to transmit the disease to other children. Though you may want to know how your kid got brucellosis and if other kids are exposed to the same environment and risks. Brucellosis is a bacterial infection usually contacted from animals or animal products. It is treatable with antibiotics. You may explain it like an infection one may get from a hamburger. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Brucellosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where endometrial tissue, that normally is the lining of the uterus, is located outside the uterus around the tubes, ovaries, or pelvic surface. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more


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Can brucellosis be cured?

Can brucellosis be cured?

Yes: Specific antibiotics that your doctor can prescribe. ...Read more

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How can you get brucellosis?

How can you get brucellosis?

Animals and food: You get brucellosis by contact with fluids from infected animals (sheep, cattle, goats, pigs, etc.) or by consuming foods such as unpasteurized milk and cheese. ...Read more

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How do you treat brucellosis?

How do you treat brucellosis?

Antibiotics/support: Doxycycline 100 mg twice a day for six weeks plus streptomycin 1 g daily im for 2-3 weeks. Gentamicin may be an alternative to streptomycin. Another choice would be doxy plus Rifampin 15 mg/kg daily, both for six weeks. If symptoms involving the heart spine or nervous system develop, hospitalization and more intensive regimens are indicated. ...Read more

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What are the tests for brucellosis?

What are the tests for brucellosis?

Blood tests: Brucellosis is diagnosed in a laboratory by finding brucella organisms in samples of blood or bone marrow. Also, blood tests can be done to detect antibodies against the bacteria. If this method is used, two blood samples should be collected 2 weeks apart. For more information try the following webpage: http://www.Cdc.Gov/nczved/divisions/dfbmd/diseases/brucellosis/. ...Read more

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How does brucellosis effect the body?

In many ways: Brucellosis presents initially as an illness with fever, muscle aches and sweats that can last for several weeks. The infection can localize to bone, kidney or central nervous system among others. The infection is generally acquired from livestock exposure or ingestion of unpasteurized dairy products. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of brucellosis severe?

Can be: Brucellosis can cause severe bone pains and fever. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/brucellosis/ds00837. ...Read more

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What things make brucellosis more likely?

What things make brucellosis more likely?

Animals and cheese: This bug can be acquired from infected cattle or dogs. Likewise unpasteurized milk as is used for some types of cheese can harbor brucella organisms. It can be treated but prevention is the best strategy, by pasteurizing milk or being very fastidious in producing products from unpasteurized milk. ...Read more