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amuj 2012, 14(7): 49-54 Back to browse issues page
An investigation of the epidemiology of brucellosis in Arak City, Iran, (2001-2010)
Shamsi Farahani, Sedigheh Shah Mohamadi, Iman Navidi, Masoomeh Sofian
Assosiated Professor Arak University Of Medical Science , ma_sofian@yahoo.com
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Background: Brucellosis is one of the zoonotic diseases that has always been considered a health problem in Iran. Since this disease is endemic in Arak and Markazi Province, this study was done to investigate its epidemiology during 2001-2010. Materials and Methods: In this epidemiological study, data on patients with brucellosis were obtained from the medical records in Arak Health Center during 2001-2010. The collected data were analyzed by SPSS software version 16. Results: During this period, 3880 new cases were reported. The mean incidence rate of brucellosis was 60 per 100000 people during 2001-2010. The greatest incidence was in 2004 (111.5 per 100000 people), whereas the lowest incidence was in 2006 (40.5 per 100000 people). Overall, 72% of the patients lived in villages, and 60% of them were male. The majority of the patients were in the second decade of their lives (10-19 years old). The majority of the patients had Wright test titer=1:320 and 2ME titer=1:80 in serology titration. Conclusion: Arak is one of the regions with high incidence of brucellosis. In this region, the patients are mostly male, live in villages, and age 10-19.
Keywords: Arak, Brucellosis, Epidemiology, Iran
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Subject: Infection
Received: 2011/10/21 | Accepted: 2012/01/31
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Farahani S, Shah Mohamadi S, Navidi I, Sofian M. An investigation of the epidemiology of brucellosis in Arak City, Iran, (2001-2010). amuj. 2012; 14 (7) :49-54
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