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The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition
ISSN: 1606-0997
EISSN: 1606-0997
Vol. 32, No. 4, 2014, pp. 577-579
Bioline Code: hn14122
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, Vol. 32, No. 4, 2014, pp. 577-579

 en Seroprevalence of Brucellosis among Children in the Middle Anatolia Region of Turkey
Gül, Serdar; Satilmiş, Özgün Kiriş; Ozturk, Baris; Gökçe, Mehmet İlker & Kuscu, Ferit


Brucellosis is an important public-health problem in Turkey. Children may constitute 20 to 30% of all brucellosis cases in the world, especially in the endemic regions. Data on the seroprevalence of brucellosis in childhood are very limited. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the seroprevalence of brucellosis among a child population. One thousand one hundred and ten subjects were included in the study. Blood samples were collected and tested with Rose Bengal (RB) and standard tube agglutination test (SAT). RB test results were positive for 6 patients, and SAT was negative for all patients. Our findings suggest that seroprevalence of brucellosis is decreasing in Middle Anatolia due to a new cattle vaccination and eradication programme which was initiated in 2009.

Brucellosis; Seroprevalence; Turkey

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