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dc.contributorElbeltagy, K.E.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T11:07:23Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T11:07:23Z
dc.date.issued2001EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0704_5/EMHJ_2001_7_4-5_791_798.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119090
dc.description791-798EN
dc.description.abstractAll 137 brucellosis cases occurring in Tabuk Province, Saudi Arabia in 1997 were studied retrospectively. Brucella agglutination titre of > or = 1/80, or rising titre plus history of typical signs and symptoms were considered evidence of infection. The incidence rate was 34/100,000, mean age 33.8 +/- 13.9 years [‎range: 3-72 years]‎ and male:female ratio 1.8:1. There were 63.5% of cases rurally resident, 58.4% kept animals at home or elsewhere, 27.0% worked with animals and/or on farms, and 88.3% reported a history of raw milk ingestion. The most common infecting agents were Brucella melitensis, B. abortus and B. suis. Splenomegaly and hepatomegaly were detected in 25.5% and 22.6% of cases respectivelyEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectAge DistributionEN
dc.subjectAgricultural Workers' DiseasesEN
dc.subjectAnimals, DomesticEN
dc.subjectBrucella abortusEN
dc.subjectBrucella melitensisEN
dc.subjectBrucella suisEN
dc.subjectChild, PreschoolEN
dc.subjectHepatomegalyEN
dc.subjectIncidenceEN
dc.subjectMilkEN
dc.subjectRural HealthEN
dc.subjectZoonosesEN
dc.subject.meshBrucellosisEN
dc.titleAn epidemiological profile of brucellosis in Tabuk Province, Saudi ArabiaEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 7 (‎4-5)‎, 791-798, 2001


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