The were sure that brucellosis cannot be

 

The study was conducted in two villages
affiliated to one district in Menoufia Gover norate. Out
of 537 participants, 495 (92.2%) were sure brucellosis can be transmitted from
animals to humans, 22 (4.1%) were not sure whether brucellosis can be
transmitted from animals to humans, whereas the remaining 3.7% were sure that
brucellosis cannot be transmitted from animals to humans.3

A descriptive cross-sectional study was
conducted at Kadoli village of Belagavi taluk .Total 190 contacts of the cases,
104 (54.7%) were men and 86 (45.3%) women. The predominant occupation of the
male participants was livestock handling (47.2%) and of female participants was
household work (36.0%). This difference was found to be statistically significant
(P 0.05). Knowledge of brucellosis and other zoonotic diseases of post
secondary workers was 15 (68.2%) and 19 (86.5%), respectively, while that of
veterinarian was 12 (100%). Statistically significant difference was observed
in the knowledge about brucellosis and other zoonotic diseases of those post secondary
school background with the other level of education, respectively (p=0.010 and
p=0.001). Similarly, statistically significant difference was observed in the
knowledge about the diseases by that of the veterinarians than other worker
classes (p= 0.001) and (p=0.009).17

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An
observational, prospective study was carried for a period of six years (June
1997 to May 2003) at S.P.Medical College and A.G.Hospitals, Bikaner on 175
patients. Patients of brucellosis presented with a wide
spectrum of clinical manifestations. Out of 175 cases 155 were from rural area.
Age ranged between 12-60 years (124 males, 51 females). Analysis of risk
factors revealed history of raw milk ingestion (86.86%), occupational contact
with animals (81.14%), handling of infected material (62.28%), household
contact (16%) and 2 patients were veterinarian. Joint pain (83.43%) and fever
(77.71%) were the commonest presenting feature. Sacroiliac joint was most
commonly involved (46.86%). 31 cases had involvement of multiple joints.18

 

 

A
prospective laboratory based study was conducted in the department of
Microbiology, Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli. Among   veterinarians, 100 slaughter house workers and
100 adults who were not exposed to the risk of Brucellosis as controls were
included in the study. Among one hundred Veterinarians, 14(14%)
were seropositive for Brucella antibodies. Out of 100 slaughter house workers,
26 (26%) were seropositive. None of the serum samples of healthy adults were
positive for antibodies against Brucella. Most of the (30.76%) seropositive
veterinarians were in the age group of 51 to 60 years and slaughter house
workers were in the 11-20 years age group (66.6%).The lowest prevalence of
brucellosis was observed among veterinary doctors 6.66% and highest prevalence
of brucellosis is among veterinary inspectors 19.04%.19

 

A
Case series study of Brucellosis was carried out in a tertiary care hospital of
North Karnataka. A total of 10 cases with brucellosis
were included in the study. Majority of patients were from rural areas (8 out
of 10). There were 6 males and 4 females. The age distribution was between
16-35 years. Direct contact was found to be significantly most important
predisposing risk factor. Fever and joint pains were the main presenting symptoms.
Low hemoglobin (7 cases), relative lymphocytosis (5 cases), low platelet (3
cases), raised creatinine (4 cases) and altered liver function (5 cases) were
observed.20   

 

A
cross-sectional study was conducted among pregnant women at the Gynecology
Outdoor Patient department of the Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
from March to June 2013. Twenty five (5.8 %; 95 % confidence
interval (CI): 3.8 % -8.5 %) serum samples were found to be seropositive.
Brucellosis-related clinical symptoms were recorded in various seropositive
cases. Animal contact, raw milk consumption, having an abortion history and the
experience of an intrauterine fetal death were associated with seropositivity
for brucellosis in univariate analyses (all p