Thousands infected with Bacterial disease in China, which can leave men infertile – Times of India

Even as the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of people in China have tested positive for a bacterial disease. According to the Health Commission of Lanzhou, the capital city of Gansu province, as of now, 3,245 people have already contracted the disease brucellosis, which is a bacterial infection. This disease is contracted by staying in close contact with the livestock, carrying the bacteria Brucella. According to media reports, the authorities have said that the outbreak has been caused due to a leak at a biopharmaceutical company last year. What exactly is brucellosis? This disease is also known as Malta fever or Mediterranean fever and is caused by a group of bacteria from the genus Brucella. Humans contract this disease when they come in close contact with infected animals, including swine, goats, dogs, sheep and cattle. While human-to-human transmission of the disease is extremely rare, people can contract the disease by eating infected food, such as infected and unpasteurized milk or cheese or inhaling the airborne agents of the disease.

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