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Occupational Risks

People in certain occupations or settings may face increased exposure to the bacteria that cause brucellosis. These can include:

  • slaughterhouse workers
  • meat-packing employees
  • veterinarians
  • laboratory workers

Hunters may also face increased risk of exposure. Some game animals that can transmit brucellosis include:

  • wild hogs (feral swine)
  • elk
  • bison
  • caribou
  • moose
person using a machine to cut meat
 

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