What Is Brucella Abortus?

Brucella abortus is an alpha-proteobacterium that’s one of the causative agents of brucellosis — a bacterial infection that spreads from animals to people and causes a strong fever.

So farm workers and veterinarians are at highest risk for acquiring brucellosis due to their close proximity to animals like swine, goats, sheep, and cattle.

Most people are infected after drinking unpasteurized milk from affected animals or, less commonly, when coming into contact with their infected tissues or liquids.

So anyone who either works with animals or drinks unpasteurized milk is at serious risk.

Now, let us explain how brucella abortus attacks our body.

When it enters our body, it directly attacks our innate defenses. If the attack succeeds, it can cause chronic disease, typically in our liver or spleen.

Once we get infected and symptoms begin to show, the sickness can last anywhere from 5 days to 5 months, depending on the severity of infection.

Here are some symptoms of brucellosis:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Backache
  • Weight loss

Furthermore, there can be serious complications like endocarditis or liver abscess.

Sounds dangerous, right? It is, which is why protecting yourself and others from this alpha-proteobacterium is a necessity

Protect Yourself and Others

Although brucella abortus is not as deadly as covid-19, that does not mean it’s not a serious threat.

As we discussed earlier, it can cause fever, chills, headache, backache, and weight loss. Plus, in most cases, it can last anywhere from 5 days to 5 months.

So it’s not to be taken lightly.

To protect yourself and others from brucella, you should get your property cleaned with a dry fogging method that kills all harmful pathogens.

Alliance Enviro-Tech can disinfect both residential and commercial spaces thoroughly.

Our Path-Guard® system can kill brucella abortus in under 5 minutes, giving you peace of mind to know your property is safe for everyone living or working there.

For more information, contact us to find out how we can help keep your property safe and clean.