Brucellosis in humans and cattle in Bashkortostan, Russia

Apr 29, 2011 | healthmap |

  In the region of Bashkortostan, in southern Russia, 248 cattle had to be put down because of an outbreak of brucellosis. In addition, there have been 7 confirmed human cases of infection. Examinations currently point to cattle imported from Kalmykia as the source of infection. In Kalmykia, 40% of cattle have been infected with brucellosis. The cause and type of infection is being investigated by oversight agencies. Analysis of blood taken from individuals in the infected area showed that 7 people have the infection, although they are in good health. Doctors continue to investigate the source and health of individuals exposed to infected animals. Brucellosis is primarily a cattle disease caused by the Brucellabacteria. Humans may become infected through eating contaminated meat/dairy, inhalation of the bacteria, or through a wound in the skin. Human to human transmission is very rare. Symptoms in humans include fever, abdominal pain and back pain. Also called “contagious abortion," Brucellosis can be a very costly disease to cattle producers in countries where vaccination programs are now in effect. В Альшеевском районе Башкирии из-за вспышки бруцеллеза уничтожена мясная ферма, численностью 248 голов. Инфицированы семь человек.   Заражен полностью мясной скот, завезенный из Калмыкии. В Калмыки 40% скота заражено данной инфекцией. Причина инфицирования и тип инфекции выясняются надзорными службами. Анализ крови, взятый у людей, показал, что семь человек инфицированы, хотя они чувствуют себя хорошо. При 40 градусах вирус погибает. Сейчас врачи продолжают проверять состояние здоровья людей, контактировавших с зараженными животными.  

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