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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31820dc579
Case Reports

Transmission of Brucellosis via Breastfeeding: A Mother and Her Preterm Baby

Kose, Sükran MD*; Halicioglu, Oya MD†; Turken, Melda MD*; Bag, Ozlem Ince MD†; Akkoclu, Gulgun MD*

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Brucellosis is a zoonotic infectious disease that can be transmitted to humans through infected milk, dairy products, and meat of affected animals. There have been a few case reports of transmission through breastfeeding. We report a mother with brucellosis and her 34-day-old baby with septic arthritis caused by brucellosis; the probable way of transmission is the breast milk.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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