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Epidemiological survey of brucellosis in Maragheh city during 2009-2014

(2018) Epidemiological survey of brucellosis in Maragheh city during 2009-2014. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. pp. 49-54. ISSN 09752366

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Brucellosis is a zoonotic infection that occurs in different parts of the world especially in developing countries and is important in both public health and economically aspects. Brucellosis is the most common zoonotic disease in Iran. The aim of this study was to determine the epidemiological aspects of brucellosis in Maragheh city, west of Iran during 2009-2014.In this cross-sectional and analytic study, several data sources were used such as all documents in Maragheh city and health centers and also documents in private laboratories. Demographical and laboratory information of all cases during 2005-2015 were extracted. The data were analyzed used SPSS19, descriptive analysis, chi-square and T-test were used. The level of significance is considered less than 0.05.In this study, 1753 patients were retrospectively evaluated with brucellosis in Maragheh city. The prevalence rate of brucellosis was 175.3 per 100,000 annually which 51 of patients were male. The majority of the patients (67.6) were in rural area and ranching was the occupation of 48.2 of patients. The monthly variation of disease shows that most of cases diagnosed in springs. There was a significant relationship between brucellosis and place of residence, but there was no significant relationship between gender and brucellosis (p>0.05).According to the results, the prevalence of brucellosis is higher than average rate in Maragheh city that requires precise control and prevention measures in order to reduce this health problem. © 2018, Advanced Scientific Research. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Brucellosis, Epidemiology, Maragheh, Zoonotic
Page Range: pp. 49-54
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 10
Number: 3
Publisher: Advanced Scientific Research
Identification Number: 10.31838/ijpr/2018.10.03.049
ISSN: 09752366
Depositing User: دکتر محبوبه عبداللهی

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