Brucellosis is a bacterial disease associated with farm animals and dogs. The bacteria can spread to humans if they come in contact with infected animals. Farmers and veterinarians are at higher risk of obtaining this disease. If humans are infected with the virus, they can suffer from flu-like symptoms including fever, sweats, loss of appetite, headache, myalgia and back pain. To prevent risk of the disease, animals who are suspected to have the virus should be treated immediately.