Risk of Exposure
Anyone who is exposed to the bacteria that cause brucellosis is at risk for infection. Some people, based on certain circumstances, may face an increased risk. Below, learn more about specific risks related to brucellosis.
Three types of the bacteria that cause brucellosis – Brucella abortus, Brucella melitensis and Brucella suis – are designated as select agents. This means that they have the potential to be developed as bioterrorism agents due to their ability to undergo aerosolization.
For more on select agents, visit www.selectagents.gov.