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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22-24

Sero-positivity of Brucellosis in human beings

Department of Veterinary Public Health, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Kerala, India

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Ajay J Kumar
Asstt. Professor, Department of Veterinary Public Health, Rajiv Gandhi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Kurumbapet, Pondicherry-605009
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Two hundred and fifty human serum samples were collected (122 from general population and the rest from people associated with animals) from central Kerala and tested for Brucella agglutinins using various standard tests. The overall seropositivity for brucellosis using all the tests was 1.6%. Among the general population a prevalence of 2.45% was observed and among the veterinary students 1.14%.

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