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Facts about brucellosis:
- Brucellosis occurs after contact with farm animals.
- Cattle, dogs, goats, and pigs are the most common carriers.
- The bacteria usually pass into a break in the skin.
- Accidental exposure to the cattle Brucella vaccine can also result in infection in humans.
- Infection occurs from contact with infected meat, placenta, or ingestion of unpasteurized milk or cheese.
- Person to person transmission of Brucella is rare.
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