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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 28-31

Brucellosis in high risk group individuals

1 Project Directorate on Animal Disease Monitoring and Surveillance, ICAR, Bangalore - 560 024, India
2 Veterinary College, KVAFSU, Bangalore - 560 024, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
K Prabhudas
Project Directorate on Animal Disease Monitoring and Surveillance, ICAR, Bangalore - 560 024
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.31058

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the seroprevalence of brucellosis among high-risk group individuals, consisting of veterinarians and para-veterinarians, shepherds, butchers and animal owners. Methods: The present work was carried out at Project Directorate on Animal Disease Monitoring and Surveillance, Bangalore, by using the recently developed indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for antibodies to Brucella abortus. Results: The results were compared with the conventional serological tests, Rose Bengal plate test and standard tube agglutination test. The result showed that the indirect ELISA was more sensitive than the conventional tests. Of 618 tested, the disease of prevalence was at 41.23% in veterinary inspectors, 30.92% in veterinary assistants, 12.37% in veterinary officers, 6.18% in veterinary supervisors, 6.18% in Group D workers, 2.06% in shepherds and 1.03% in butchers. Conclusions: This study results highlight the immediate necessity to institute control measures to control Brucellosis.


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