|| Anybody or any animal could have that illness. It is from temperate climates.The bacteria from the lysterosis live on the ground or in the plants. It can also live in the guts of the animal and, as a consequence of some kind of stress, they may eliminate them by way of defecation or by way of the milk, thus making these contagious. Bacteria can live for three months. All the animals may be contaminated but not all become ill. Above all, they spread in silos of poor quality or where there is earth, that is why it is known as the illness of the silos. The most risky moment is when the silo is coming to an end. If a silo is infected, it will contaminate all the animals, but not all become ill. Those with weak defences will get the illness more easily, those with stress or whatever. Any animal could die from this illness.There are three types of symptoms; the skin dries, there is a blood infection and they die immediately, or they have meningitis or encelphalitis, and their heads swell up.The first symptoms in sheep are a lose of appetite, to go round in circles and fall down, high fever and paralysis. The most characteristic symptom is to have their head turned towards their body. Only about 20% of the animals that receive treatment survive. The bacteria is killed by most of the antibiotics. But this does not mean that they are cured, as the wounds do not become cured. The treatment has to given during a long period and as long as they continue to eat there is some hope left. The first case is rarely cured, but the subsequent ones have a better possibility.Should there be a case the best thing is to throw out all that has remained in the silo.The best prevention is to make sure that the silo is well prepared: with little humidity, without earth and to spray a preservative.There is a vaccine but it has irregular results and is not often used.A human could die from eating the meat of the infected animal, but not from contact with the animal. The case of France. The cases of those who died.