• Brucellosis is considered to be a significant public health problem in India.
  • Fewer than 10% of the human cases of brucellosis in India may be clinically recognized and treated or reported.
  • Most common symptoms are intermittent fever, joint pain and swelling  , sweating, dizziness, headaches, chest and abdominal pain etc, though there are a wide range of symptoms that can be seen.
  • Humans get infection by drinking raw milk of infected animal or by contact with infected secretions through skin or mucous membranes,  especially  conjunctiva.  (See chapter D in Section IV on Bovine Brucellosis)
  • Accidental injection with S 19 vaccine could also lead to infection.


                 Zoonotic diseases can be cured if diagnosed and treated promptly