Keywords : Brucella
Seroprevalence of Brucellosis Among Patient of Pyrexia of Unknown Origin at Tertiary Care Center of North-West Zone of Rajasthan
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 2203-2209
Introduction:Brucellosis, which is an important public health problem, is a zoonotic disease seen all over the world.
Aim: To detect the magnitude of problem of Brucellosis in this arid zone of Rajasthan.
Methods: This study was carried out on a total of 522 samples of suspected clinical cases between June 2019 to December 2019, at department of Microbiology, S.P Medical College, Bikaner. Serodiagnosis of brucella was done using serological tests and clinical findings.
Results: A total of 522 samples were screened and seroprevalence of Brucellosis was found 22.60%, maximum were in age group 0-15 year (39.83%), males (53.38%), rural (67.79%),animal owners (47.7%) followed by dairy farmers (22%) and minimum in butchers (0.84%). Most common clinical feature present was fever followed by headache and back pain.
Conclusion: Our study shows the high seroprevalence because agriculture activities, cattle rearing, and dairy farming were the main occupation in area of study.