Gram Negative Coccobacilli
Brucellosis can be transmitted by all of the following modes except: (AIPG 2011)
|A||Contact with infected placenta|
|B||Ingestion of raw vegetables from infected farms|
|C||Person to person transmission|
|D||Inhalation of infected dust or aerosol|
It is a zoonotic disease with reservoir hosts being several domestic animals.
In infected animals it has an affinity for the placenta, which is rich in erythritol. It can cause spontaneous abortions in these animals.
Man can acquire brucellosis from infected animals
a. via skin by direct contact with infected tissues like placenta
b. Inhalation of aerosolised bacteria
c. Ingestion of contaminated meat, unpasteurized milk or milk products or contaminated raw vegetables from infected farms.