Special Topics in Infectious DiseaseBrucellosis A zoonotic infection and worldwide public health concernLynch, John S., PA-C, MPAS, MSc, DFAAPAAuthor Information John S. Lynch is a physician assistant at the American Consulate General in Frankfurt, Germany. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise. Journal of the American Academy of PAs: April 2014 - Volume 27 - Issue 4 - p 1-5 doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000437160.03123.ae Buy Metrics Abstract 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. © 2014 American Academy of Physician Assistants.