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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(3): 513-519
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.503.060


A Study on Prevalence of Brucellosis in veterinarians and slaughter house workers in north Karnataka region, India
N. Pramod Sambrani*, B. Asha Patil and A.Divya
Department of Microbiology, Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Brucellosis is one of the most wide-spread zoonoses. Brucellosis is an occupational hazard of livestock farmers, dairy workers, veterinarians, slaughterhouse workers, and laboratory personnel, all of whom are considered to belong to the high-risk occupational group. So the above study was undertaken to know the prevalence of Brucellosis in veterinarians and slaughter house workers in North Karnataka region by using standard screening and confirmatory tests. A prospective laboratory based study.  Blood samples  of 100 veterinarians, 100 slaughter house workers and 100 adults who were not exposed to the risk of Brucellosis as controls were included in the study.  Brucella antibodies were detected by serological tests. Rose Bengal Plate Test and Surface Fixation Test were used for screening. Standard Tube Agglutination Test was used as a confirmatory test. Statistical analysis done using chi square test. The prevalence of antibodies against Brucella among veterinarians and slaughter house workers was 14% and 26% respectively. Among 100 healthy controls none were seropositive.  Standard Tube Agglutination Test was more sensitive than Rose Bengal Card Test and Surface Fixation Test (P value <0.05). There was no significant difference between the two screening tests. There is high prevalence of Brucellosis among the slaughter house workers when compared to veterinarians. Awareness has to be created about the disease, its mode of transmission and preventive measures to be taken among slaughter house workers.


Keywords: Brucellosis, Veterinarians, Slaughter House Workers
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Pramod Sambrani, N., B. Asha Patil and Divya, A. 2016. A Study on Prevalence of Brucellosis in veterinarians and slaughter house workers in north Karnataka region, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(3): 513-519. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.503.060