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Brucellosis research may lead to better treatment for other zoonotic diseases

Dr. Jean Celli, a researcher at the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at Washington State University, studies brucellosis and its effects on people and animals. Brucellosis “is an infectious disease caused by bacteria,” according to the CDC’s website, and “people can get the disease when they are in contact with infected animals or animal products contaminated with the bacteria. Animals that are most commonly infected include sheep, cattle, goats, pigs, and dogs, among others.”

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Feral pigs in N.C. test positive for Brucella suis

In the past week, news surfaced that feral pigs in North Carolina have tested positive for Brucella suis, a bacteria that can be transmitted from feral pigs to humans, and from feral pigs to domestic pigs. About 9 percent of pigs in Johnson County and less than 1 percent of pigs tested at 13 other sites tested positive.

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