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Mohammadkhani M, Sharifi H, Rashidi H, Nabipour A, Jahanshahi M. Seroepidemiology of Brucellosis in Industrial and Semi-industrial Dairy Personnel and Veterinary Network Staff in Kerman, 2012. irje 2015; 10 (4) :54-61
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Background and Objectives: Brucellosis is a zoonosis disease that is important in humans and animals. Since the disease is important in ranchers and veterinarians, we conducted this study to estimate the seroprevalence of the infection in these groups in Kerman.

Methods: In this descriptive and analytical cross-sectional study, 187 industrial and semi-industrial dairy personnel and veterinary network staff of Kerman in 2012 were recruited. Rose Bengal, Wright and 2-Mercaptoethanol were done on serum samples. Demographic and occupational characteristics of the participants were recorded. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and Poisson regression via the Stata software. Results: The prevalence of brucellosis was 3.2%. In this study, the history of brucellosis in the family, working in the veterinary network, and working in semi-industrial versus industrial dairy farms were the risk factors of the disease.

Conclusion: Although the prevalence of the infection was lower than other studies, it was still considerable in these groups therefore, it is necessary to improve preventive measures in these groups.

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Received: 2015/04/25 | Accepted: 2015/04/25 | Published: 2015/04/25

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