Brucellosis

Brucellosis is an infectious disease that occurs from contact with animals carrying Brucella bacteria. Brucella can infect cattle, goats, camels, dogs, and pigs. The bacteria can spread to humans if you come in contact with infected meat or the placenta of infected animals, or if you eat or drink unpasteurized milk or cheese.

Resources

USDA APHIS Brucellosis Disease Information: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-disease-information/cattle-disease-information/sa_brucellosis/ct_brucellosis_disease_information

The Cattle Site: http://www.thecattlesite.com/diseaseinfo/202/brucellosis/

The Merck Veterinary Manual: http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/reproductive_system/brucellosis_in_large_animals/brucellosis_in_cattle.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/brucellosis/