First case of Bru­cel­losis re­ported in four years

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Tai­wan on Thurs­day re­ported its first case of Bru­cel­losis since 2011, say­ing that the pa­tient, a 35- year- old care­giver from In­done­sia, is be­lieved to have con­tracted the bac­te­rial dis­ease abroad.

The woman was hos­pi­tal­ized on Aug. 3 af­ter she de­vel­oped a fever and back­ache, and was di­ag­nosed with Bru­cel­losis, a bac­te­rial in­fec­tion usu­ally trans­mit­ted from an­i­mals to peo­ple, most of­ten via un­pas­teur­ized dairy prod­ucts, ac­cord­ing to Tai­wan’s Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol (CDC).

None of the peo­ple whom the woman came in con­tact have shown signs of the dis­ease, the CDC said.

CDC Deputy Di­rec­tor Chuang Jen-hsiang said it is be­lieved to be an im­ported case since the chances of con­tract­ing the dis­ease in Tai­wan are very low.

Tai­wan last re­ported Bru­cel­losis in 2011, when five im­ported cases from Africa, South­east Asia and China were recorded.

The CDC has warned that trav­el­ers to those ar­eas should avoid drink­ing un­pas­teur­ized milk, eat­ing un­cooked meat or com­ing into close con­tact with an­i­mals.

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