Brucellosis, also called undulant fever, or Malta fever, in
humans is a highly contagious zoonosis (infectious disease transmitted
from animals to humans) caused by eating of raw minced meat is also a
common cause of the infection Brucella. Brucella spp. are small,
gram-negative, non-motile, non-spore-forming rods. Brucella spp. are
facultative intracellular parasites causing chronic disease, which
usually persists for life. Brucellosis is a bacterial disease of both
humans and animals recognized since the 19th century.
Species infecting domestic livestock are B. melitensis (goats and
sheep), B. suis (pigs, see Swine brucellosis), B. abortus (cattle and
bison), B. ovis (sheep), and B. canis (dogs). B. abortus also infects
bison and elk in North America and B. suis is endemic in caribou.
Routes to transmission to humans include direct contact with animals
or their secretions through cuts and abrasions in the skin, by way of
infected aerosols inhaled or inoculated into the conjunctival sac of the
eyes, or via the ingestion of unpasteurized dairy products.
The disease is transmitted primarily through contaminated or
untreated milk (and its derivatives) or through direct contact with
infected animals, which may include dogs, pigs, camels and ruminants,
primarily sheep, goats, cattle, bison. This also includes contact with
their carcasses. Infection may also occur by ingesting contaminated
grass, roughage, feed, or water. Once the susceptible animal ingests the
organism, the bacterium progresses to the regional lymph nodes where it
resides during the incubation period. The incubation period is the time
between inoculation (entry into the host) and the appearance of signs
and symptoms of the disease, and may range from two weeks to two months
and longer in case of brucellosis. After a subsequent brief phase when
the bacteria are in the bloodstream, the organism colonize the uterus,
placenta, udder, and/or regional lymph nodes. Although the most common
clinical sign of brucellosis in cattle is abortion, no overt clinical
signs may be seen with it.
Brucellosis induces inconstant fevers, sweating, weakness, anemia, headaches, depression and muscular and bodily pain.
Symptoms often become acute about the second or third dose or later.
This aggravation is quite common and patients should be advised to
expect this and use Drainage Remedies. It is recommended to continue
Series Therapy until completion for best results. If testing determines
additional series are in order, reverse the administration of successive
kits (10-1, 1-10, etc.) Or as directed by your healthcare professional.
statements are based upon traditional homeopathic practices. They have
not been reviewed by the Food and Drug administration.