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Suspected brucellosis in a farm worker

Suspected brucellosis in a farm worker

Surveillance Wellington 23(4): 19-20

In February 1994 a 23-year-old male had weakness, sweating and pallor for 1 week, 3 weeks after starting work on a dairy farm. The patient made a full recovery but became ill again in November with head-aches, back pain, shivering and fainting. Serological ELISA tests for Brucella abortus were negative when carried out on 16 November but positive on 30 November and 20 December.

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