IN a story last monthThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a health consultation on the third Brucella RB51 infection from the middle of 2017,
This study is related to the third known case of brucellosis Brucella RB51, a New York resident who drank raw milk purchased from Miller's biodiversity farm in Quarryville, Pennsylvania, was diagnosed with brucellosis in November 2018.
Samples of milk from dairy products positively tested for Brucella strain RB51. People who consume raw milk or raw dairy products from this milk production in January 2016 may have been at risk.
Since January 22, 2019, exposures have been identified in 19 countries: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island , South Carolina and Virginia.
The CDC notes this Brucella strain RB51 is a live attenuated strain of bovine vaccine that can be thrown into milk and cause infections in humans. RB51 is resistant to rifampin and penicillin. No serological test is available to detect RB51 infection. Blood culture is the recommended diagnostic test for exposed individuals that are symptomatic.
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