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Iran South Med J 2006, 9(1): 51-58 Back to browse issues page
Seroepidemiological prevalence of brucellosis in livestock breeders of the central rural area of Bushehr province 2003-4
Katayoon Vahdat Mrs 1, Seyed Mojtaba Jafary Mr, Seyedeh Masoomeh Hashemi Ms
1- , vahdatpg@bpums.ac.ir
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Background: Brucellosis is the most important zoonotic disease. As Brucellosis is endemic in Iran, this study was designed to evaluate seroepidemiological prevalence of brucellosis in livestock breeders of the central rural area of Bushehr province in 2003-2004. Methods: Sera of 397 livestock breeders from the central rural area of Bushehr province were collected and tested for anti-brucella IgG antibody using ELISA method. Results: The prevalence of brucellosis in livestock breeders was 10.8%. Brucella seropositively was found to have a significant association with sheep contact and abortion in domestic animals (p<0.05) but anti-brucella Ig antibody positivity had not a significant association with sex, age, contact with cattle, goats and camel, keeping livestock at home, consumption of milk products and raw milk, history of brucellosis in person and/or family and nonspecific signs such as fever, myalgia, low back pain and artheralgia. Conclusion: The prevalence of brucellosis is high in the central rural area of Bushehr province. The prevalence was much higher among livestock breeders in contact with sheep and also in those who had abortion in their domestic animals.
Keywords: Brucellosis, seroepidemiology, livestock breeders, ELISA
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2009/01/14 | Accepted: 2009/01/14 | Published: 2009/01/14
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Vahdat K, Jafary S M, Hashemi S M. Seroepidemiological prevalence of brucellosis in livestock breeders of the central rural area of Bushehr province 2003-4. Iran South Med J. 2006; 9 (1) :51-58
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