During all of 2017, Mexican health officials reported seven human brucellosis cases in the region known as MIddle Zone. However, so far in 2018, at least a dozen cases have been reported, according to a Plano Informativo report this week (computer translated).
During 2018, the municipalities with the highest incidence are Cerritos and Villa Juárez. The consumption of artisanal cheese, made from goat and cow’s milk that is not pasteurized is cited as one of the most frequent causes.
Ismael Lara, head of Zoonoses in Sanitary Jurisdiction No. IV said that the pasteurization of goat and bovine milk is important to prevent this type of disease.
Brucellosis is a bacterial infection that is transmitted from animals to people (most of the time, through milk, cheese and other unpasteurized dairy products), some of the symptoms of brucellosis are fever, pain in joints and fatigue.
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