Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION OF BRUCELLOSIS IN THE PAST THREE DECADES IN Iran

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION OF BRUCELLOSIS IN THE PAST THREE DECADES IN Iran

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Background: Brucellosis is one of the most common infec- tious diseases in Iran, Middle East and the vast areas world- wide. As Brucellosis is transmitted from animals to humans (Zoonoses), in addition to debility of patients and complica- tions from disease and also economic losses caused by the disease control strategies in human population, leads to a reduction in food resources due to reduced animal popula- tion because of abortion in livestock and economic burden inflicted on the population.

Methods: The required information has been gathering from the summary of patient information forms, which are sent monthly through provincial health centers. In Iran epidemi- ological care strategies done by probable case definition, monthly case reports and if necessary, sentinel surveillance of high-risk groups, and annual and current reports indicate the disease process during several years and its influencing fac- tors affects the increasing or decreasing disease trend.

Results: Over the last three decades studying the disease since1982 till 2013, It can be seen that the cases since1989 till 2001 from 175 cases in hundred thousand people have been decreased to 25 cases in hundred thousand people.From 2001 till 2005 from 25 cases in hundred thousand people has increased to 39 cases in hundred thousand people. …

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