Risks for Expecting Mothers

Women who are pregnant and have been exposed to brucellosis should consult with their obstetricians/healthcare provider for evaluation. Laboratory tests and a short course of antibiotics also known as post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) may be recommended.

Prompt diagnosis and treatment of brucellosis during pregnancy can be lifesaving for the fetus.

While rare, human-to-human transmission from lactating mothers to their breastfed infants has been reported.

If you have been diagnosed with brucellosis, please consult with your obstetrician/healthcare provider for healthy nursing options.

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