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Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants:
doi: 10.1097/
Special Topics in Infectious Disease

Brucellosis: A zoonotic infection and worldwide public health concern

Lynch, John S. PA-C, MPAS, MSc, DFAAPA

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ABSTRACT: Brucellosis is a common zoonotic infection that carries a high economic burden and is a public health concern worldwide. Although the infection is usually mild in humans, it can cause chronic debilitating symptoms or death. Brucellosis frequently presents as a nonspecific illness and may mimic other diseases. Clinicians may encounter brucellosis in occupationally exposed patients, international travelers, or military personnel returning from deployment to the Middle East or Southwest Asia.

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