Global & Disaster Medicine

Human Brucella abortus RB51 Infections and the Consumption of Unpasteurized Domestic Dairy Products — United States, 2017–2019.

Negrón ME, Kharod GA, Bower WA, Walke H. Notes from the Field: Human Brucella abortus RB51 Infections Caused by Consumption of Unpasteurized Domestic Dairy Products — United States, 2017–2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:185. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6807a6.

“……Since August 2017, CDC has confirmed three cases of brucellosis attributed to Brucella abortus cattle vaccine strain RB51 (RB51). Each case was associated with consumption of domestically acquired unpasteurized (raw) milk products (1). Patient symptoms varied and included fever, headache, overall malaise, and respiratory symptoms. In total, at least eight persons met the probable case definition of a clinically compatible illness epidemiologically linked to a shared contaminated source …..”


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