Third Case of Rifampin/Penicillin-Resistant Strain of RB51 Brucella from Consuming Raw Milk

On January 23, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory regarding Brucella RB51 exposures from consuming raw milk. The CDC reports on three confirmed cases of brucellosis from Brucella RB51 as well as exposures in 19 states, including California. The full health advisory can be found at the link below.

Per Title 17 section 2500,2505, suspected and confirmed cases of Brucellosis are immediately reportable to the local public health department. To report cases to Alameda County Public Health Department, contact: Acute Communicable Diseases Section: 510-267-3250 M-F 8:30am-5pm. Weekends and afterhours: 925-422-7595

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