Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF NORTH KHORASAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES   2015 , Volume 7 , Number 3; Page(s) 485 To 494.
 
Paper: 

EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF BRUCELLOSIS IN BANE COUNTY DURING 2011-2012

 
DOI: 

10.29252/jnkums.7.3.485

 
Author(s):  HOSSEINI S.H., TANOMAND A., RAJABZADEH R., AHMADPOUR M.*
 
* MARAGHE FACULTY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, MARAGHE, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background & Objectives: Brucellosis is a Zoonotic infection, occurs in different parts of the world especially in developing countries and is important both public health and economically aspects. The aim of this study was to determine epidemiological aspects of disease in Bane County, Kurdistan province, west of Iran.
Material & Methods: In this cross-sectional and analytic study several data sources were used such as all documents in Bane County and districts health center and also documents in private laboratories in the county. Demographical and laboratory information of all cases that diagnosed during 2011–2012 were checked.
We used SPSS16 software to do statistical analysis of the cases and presented with descriptive analysis, chi-square (P<0.05).
Results: We retrospectively evaluated 135 patients with brucellosis in Bane County, Kurdistan province, west of Iran during the study. The prevalence rate of the disease was 48.9 per 100, 000 annually.52% of patients were male The majority of the patients were from rural (85.9%). The job of 50.4% of patients was ranchering. The monthly variation of disease shows that most of cases diagnosed in springs and June.
There was a significant correlation between gender and place of residence.
Conclusion: The results obtained from this research indicate that the prevalence rate of brucellosis in Bane County, Kurdistan province is higher than average rate of Iran country. With respect to the results of this study, more attention from officials about prevention and controlling of the disease is demanded.

 
Keyword(s): INSIDENCE, BRUCELLOSIS, EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ASPECTS
 
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