Brucellosis, one of the zoonotic, with regard to public health and its impact on socio-economical status of society is very significant in all over the world and especially in developing countries.
This survey analyzes the epidemiological status of brucellosis in Kurdistan province. This was a descriptive-analytical Study in which 3880 cases of brucellosis from 1997 up to 2003 evaluated. Titer 1: 80 or greater using standard tube agglutination method was estimated as a positive result. These data collected from province's laboratories weekly. Patient's data was analysed and described by using SPSS software. Three thousand and eighty cases of brucellosis infection have been studied. In this study 2020 [52.1%] were male and 1860 [47.9%] female, 707 [18.2%] citified, and 3173 [81.8%] rural. The highest level of incidence, with 89 cases of infection per 100000, has been appeared in 2003 and the lowest with 17 cases per 100000 in 2000. Housewife with 39.4% had the highest level of occurrence. There was a relationship between sex with age [p<0.001] and with place of living [p<0.05]. According to this study, males in villages and bricklayer in cities are the most affected groups. People training, especially villager and women in cities, about transition paths, prevention methods, food supply and delivery supervising could decrease disease prevalence
Ghobad Moradi ,Nader Esmaiel Nasab ,Ebrahim Ghaderi ,Marzieh Sofi Majidpour ,Hamideh Salimzadeh ,
Brucellosis in Kurdistan province from 1997 to 2003,
Ann. Alquds Med. 2006;
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