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Brucellosis: All You Need To Know About This New Disease Spreading In China

by Shatakshi

People across the world are suffering from china originated Coronavirus. The COVID-19 has not vanished from the world and yet another new disease has spread in China. Now, this new disease named Brucellosis is spreading due to bacterial infection.  The Health Commission of Lanzhou, capital of Gansu province, reported that more than 3,200 people there are exposed to Brucellosis disease.

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 According to the Health Commission, the disease is caused by exposure to cattle. This bacterial infection has been found in people whose test positives have come.  However, so far no one has died due to this new infection.  Health officials have tested 21,847 people out of the city’s 29 lakh population. Brucellosis is also known as Malta fever or Mediterranean fever.  The symptoms shown by an infected person are fever, headache, muscle pain, fatigue, anorexia and cough.Also read: The World Is Counting On These Coronavirus Vaccines; Know, How Much Time Will It Take?

 According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States of America, some symptoms arising from this disease can become chronic which may never go away, such as arthritis or some organs.  Swelling etc.  Brucellosis was a common disease in China in the 1980s, although it declined later.  According to the CDC, the disease is not like COVID-19.  The transfer from one person to another person is not seen in this.  Most people who contracted this disease either eat contaminated food like unpasteurized milk of infected livestock or infected with bacteria during aerial contact with the animal. The disease, however, is not very fatal and curable with antibiotics.

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