Epidemiology and risk factors of brucellosis in Alexandria governorate
AbstractThis study aimed to describe the trend and to identify possible risk factors for brucellosis in Alexandria in northern Egypt. We enrolled 72 confirmed cases of brucellosis and 144 age-matched controls in this study. Participants were interviewed at home using a structured questionnaire. Working with animals, breeding goats and eating ice cream bought from street vendors were significantly associated [P < 0.05] with brucellosis by univariate and multivariate analysis. Contact with infected animals and their products was the most important method of transmission
Meky, F.A.S., Hassan, E.A., Abdel Hafez, A.M., Aboul Fetouh, A.M. & El Ghazali, S.M.S. (2007). Epidemiology and risk factors of brucellosis in Alexandria governorate. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117299
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 13 (3), 677-685, 2007
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