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Brucellosis is usually caused by eating or drinking unpasteurised dairy products. It can also be caught from contact with animals, but this is rare.
Symptoms of brucellosis can include a high temperature, loss of appetite, headaches, extreme tiredness and back or joint pain.
You can reduce the risk of brucellosis by avoiding contact with animals in places where it's a problem, and not eating unpasteurised dairy products.
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