Bolivia: five reported cases of brucellosis bacterial disease

Posted on October 19, 2012 • Filed under: Agriculture, Bolivia, Latin America Health, TRAVEL

The hospital director Cotagaita, Marcelo Mariscal, said Friday that there were five reported cases of brucellosis in that town so there are fears that the region’s cattle are infected with the bacterial disease. “The San Juan de Dios hospital has had four to five cases of brucellosis (human). This is a zoonotic disease, which means it is shared, is a disease that passes from animal to person and is transmitted through the consumption of meat or milk of goats or cattle, “said the doctor. Read Article

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