According to Tom Swayngham, a wildlife coordinator for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, brucellosis is carried in the bodily fluid of some wild pigs, and can be passed to humans if an animal's blood gets in a person's eyes, nose, mouth or cuts in the skin. "It's not very common. A lot of hunters do not use rubber gloves, and we wish they would," Swayngham said. "The best precaution is to use rubber gloves when cleaning the animal. You don't want to touch any uncooked meat, intestines, or reproductive tracts," he said.