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Acute Brucellosis Following Accidental Exposure to Brucella melitensis Rev-1 Vaccine

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.348
Pages: 
216–18

ABSTRACT

Brucellosis is mainly transmitted to humans by direct contact with infected animals, consumption of non-pasteurized dairy products or through inhalation of aerosols. However, the disease may also be transmitted by exposure to Brucellavaccination that is used in veterinary medicine. In the literature, there were a few case reports of persons who developed brucellosis after unintentional inoculation or conjunctival exposure to the live Brucella vaccine. Here, we describe a sheep farmer with acute brucellosis that occurred as a result of unintentional percutaneous exposure to Brucella melitensis Rev 1 animal vaccine while vaccinating lambs.

Accepted: 
11 Dec, 2014
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e-Published: 07 May, 2015
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