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This Little Piggy: Feral Pig Gives Florida Man Rare Brain Infection


Doctors in Florida say a man who contracted a rare brain infection got it from his habit of hunting feral pigs. Gizmodo reports the man developed a serious kind of infection caused by Brucella bacteria. Brucella infection, or brucellosis, is known as 'goat fever' in some countries. It has mostly disappeared in the US. The man had been dealing with fever, headache, and other symptoms for 11 months by the time he saw doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. Doctors suspected and confirmed that he had neurobrucellosis. He was treated with an extensive course of antibiotics.

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