Brucellosis (Brucella)


Brucella ICD-9 023; ICD-10 A23
(Brucellosis, Mediterranean Fever, Brucella melitensis, Abortus, Suis, Canis)

Brucellosis is a disease caused by bacteria. It can affect many kinds of animals as well as people. It is frequently spread in animals through breeding with infected animals. 


Several Texas laws (Tex. Health & Safety Code, Chapters 81, 84, and 87) require specific information regarding notifiable conditions to be provided to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DHSH). Healthcare providers, hospitals, laboratories, schools, and others must report patients suspected of having a notifiable condition (25 Tex. Admin. Code §97.2). 

Report Brucella within one working day to 800-705-8868 or 800-252-8239.