Warning from CDC in the US | 12 FEB 19
Several cases have been confirmed in the United States
Disease Control and Prevention Centers and State Health Officers are exploring possible exposures of Brucellla RB51 (RB51) in 19 countries associated with consumption of raw milk (unpasteurized) from the Miller Biodiversity Farm in Quarryville, Pennsylvania.
In New York, a case of infection with RB51 (brucellosis) is confirmed, and an unknown number of people may have been exposed to RB51 to drink milk from this farm.
This type of Brucela is resistant drug It may be difficult to diagnose because of limited testing capabilities and the fact that the early symptoms of brucellosis are similar to those of the most common diseases, such as flu.
The case of New York is the third known case of RB51 infection associated with the consumption of raw milk or raw dairy products produced in the United States. The other two human cases occurred in October 2017 in New Jersey and in August 2017 in Texas.
These cases report drinking of raw milk from a retailer online and from a Texas farm, respectively. In addition to these three confirmed cases, hundreds of others were potentially exposed to RB51 during these three incidents.
Symptoms of Brucella infection (brucellosis)
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This is an official health notification from the CDC
New York State Department of Health and Pennsylvania Health Department are investigating Brucella RB51 exposures that may be related to the consumption of raw (non-pasteurized) milk from the Miller Biodiversity Farm in Quarryville, Pennsylvania.
Brucellosis symptoms may include fever, sweating, malaise, anorexia, headache, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, and potentially more serious complications (eg endocarditis, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly and neurological symptoms).
In pregnant patients, Brucella infections may be associated with miscarriage. The onset of symptoms may occur from five days to six months after exposure.
This study is related to the third known case of Brucella RB51 brucellosis due to raw milk obtained in the United States. UU., August 2017. A New Yorker who drank raw milk purchased from the Miller Biodiversity Farm in Quarryville, Pennsylvania, was diagnosed with brucellosis in November 2018.
Dairy samples of milk products are positive for Brucella strain RB51. People who have consumed raw milk or raw dairy products from this milk production since January 2016 may have been at risk.
Patients who are still within six months of the date of the last intake of raw milk have an increased risk of brucellosis and adequateAfter exposure to rofilaxis (PEP), together with six months of symptom control,
If the patients are outside a six-month window After your last consumption of raw milk and having or developing a disease compatible with brucellosis, you should blood culture before commencing treatment, preferably while the patient is symptomatic.
Brucella strain RB51 is an attenuated vaccine strain of live cattle that can be eliminated in milk and can cause infections in humans. RB51 is resistant to rifampicin and penicillinNo serological test to detect RB51 infection.
Blood culture is the recommended diagnostic test for exposed individuals that are symptomatic.