Seroprevalence of Brucellosis in Sheep and Cow Herds of Kermanshah Province by Conventional Methods during the Period 2008 to 2013


Aim: Brucellosis, as a zoonotic disease, is characterized by reduced fertility in animals. This study has aimed to assess the prevalence of brucellosis in sheep and cows rearing in Kermanshah Province. Methodology and Results: The study was conducted in the regions of Kermanshah whereas people had seropositive results for brucellosis. Serum samples of sheep and cow flocks were screened using tow conventional methods. The sheep was the most ruminant infected with brucella. The most seropositive cases were found in the year 2011. Conclusion, Significance and Impact of Study: Control and eradication programs among animals should be regarded as a priority measures in prevention of human brucellosis. The zoonotic aspects of brucellosis must be considered. When the disease exists in animals, especially in ovine and caprine, it is a concern for human public health. In order to control this zoonotic disease, close cooperation of health and veterinary organizations is necessary.

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Salari, S. , Pooyanmehr, M. , Rashki, A. and Peykani, S. (2015) Seroprevalence of Brucellosis in Sheep and Cow Herds of Kermanshah Province by Conventional Methods during the Period 2008 to 2013. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-4. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1102039.

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