Brucellosis, undulant fever, help!?

The Hitchcocks hitchcws at phoenix.net
Wed Mar 26 12:48:31 EST 1997


hi,
I'm am transferring this article to this ngs to see if anyone would like
to reply to Ralph. If so, please add back in the sci.med newsgroup, ..
or I could do it for you if you're unable to do so easily with your
machine.
Teresa 

Ralph Maughan wrote:
> Ralph Maughan wrote:
>  >
>  > We've been discussing and arguing about Yellowstone bison,
> brucellosis,
>  > transmission of the disease to humans and lots of other things for a
>  > month now on a number of usenet groups.
>  >
>  > This is an expanded crosspost to try and get some information on the
>  > following?
>  >
>  > 1. How many cases of human brucellosis -- undulant fever -- are there
>  > in the United States nowdays?
>  >
>  > 2. How does a human acquire undulant fever? Does it require contact
>  > with an infected cow or bison's bodily fluids, or can one get it
>  > handling raw meat? Especially, is the selling of Yellowstone
>  > bison meat (some of which is infected with brucellosis) safe?
>  > We ask because it is being sold all over the United States.
>  >
>  > 3. What is the severity of undulant fever?
>  >
>  > 4. What is its treatment?
>  >
>  > 5. What is the success rate and the problems associated with
>  > immunization of cattle, elk, and bison?
>  >
>  > If folks on some of the sci.med hierarchy can help us out,
>  > it would be much appreciated.
>  >
> 
>  Please (second request), could we get a little help on this?
> 
>  It seems that every person and policy-maker has a different
>  view on brucellosis, but we haven't heard from anyone with
>  medical training.
> 
>  Ralph Maughan



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