Taiwan confirms first case of Brucellosis in four years

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/08/27
By: Chen Wei-ting and Hu Xiangjie

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) Taiwan on Thursday reported its first case of Brucellosis since 201508270019t00012011, saying that the patient, a 35-year-old caregiver from Indonesia, is believed to have contracted the bacterial disease abroad.

The woman was hospitalized on Aug. 3 after she developed a fever and backache, and was diagnosed with Brucellosis, a bacterial infection usually transmitted from animals to people, most often via unpasteurized dairy products, according to Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

None of the people whom the woman came in contact have shown signs of the disease, the CDC said.     [FULL  STORY]

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