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Omar Farooq AlNahhas1, Godfred Antony Menezes2 , Khaled Alaboud Alkheder1, Yousif Al Khafaji1 and Nadeem Javid3
1RAK College of Medical Sciences (RAKCOMS), RAK Medical & Health Sciences University (RAKMHSU), Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
2Associate Professor & Clinical Microbiologist, RAK College of Medical Sciences (RAKCOMS), RAK Medical & Health Sciences University (RAKMHSU), Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
3Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidullah (IBHO) Hospital, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
J. Pure Appl. Microbiol., 2020, 14 (1): 183-187 | Article Number: 6061
https://doi.org/10.22207/JPAM.14.1.19 | © The Author(s). 2020
Received: 27/01/2020 | Accepted: 25/03/2020 | Published: 30/03/2020
Abstract

Brucellosis is a zoonotic infection with more than 500,000 infections per year worldwide. Brucella spp. are transmitted from animals to humans by ingestion of infected food products, direct contact with an infected animal, or inhalation of aerosols. Brucellosis is considerably rare in United Arab Emirates (UAE). The objective of this manuscript is to report a case of neurobrucellosis in Ras Al-Khaimah. UAE. A 33-year-old male patient presented with fever, chills, rigors, myalgia, arthralgia, and neck stiffness after ingestion of unpasteurized raw camel milk. The patient was admitted to the hospital with brucellosis with possible CNS involvement. During hospitalization, patient developed testicular pain, diagnosed as orchitis. The patients clinical condition progressed from human brucellosis to neurobrucellosis confirmed by investigations.

Keywords

Brucellosis, zoonotic disease, contaminated food, Brucella spp.

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