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BRUCELLOSIS DIAGNOSED IN HUMAN AT THE VETERINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE FROM 2001 TO 2010.

Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease which were diagnosed routinely at Serology Unit in the Veterinary Research Institute (VRI), Ipoh, Malaysia.  As a routine procedure for detection of  Human Brucellosis, either all three test or only one of the test were performed on each sample which are Complement Fixation Test(CFT-B.abortus), Serum Agglutionation Test(SAT) and Coomb’s Test.     From 2001 till 2010, a total  of 111 cases with  3,127  human sera were received for  Brucellosis testing.  These samples were either from patients at hospital or mostly from DVS staff.  Out of that, 24%  of the cases with 2.2% sera were positive for Brucellosis.  Most of the positive sera were from Veterinary staff  and  farm owner/workers associated with cattle livestocks. However none of them had  clinical symptoms.

Azizah Darus, Noor Suhaila S., Zamila Z., Azila Z., Chin S.W., Mazlan L., Surayani A.R. and  Azwan H.

Veterinary Research Institute, 59 Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 31400, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Corresponding Author: Azizah Darus

 

 

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Azizah Darus, Noor Suhaila S., Zamila Z., Azila Z., Chin S.W., Mazlan L., Surayani A.R. and  Azwan H. Brucellosis Diagnosed In Human At The Veterinary Research Institute From 2001 to 2010. ORAL   PRESENTATION  at  23RD VAM Scientific Congress at Tower Regency, Ipoh, 23rd – 25th  September, 2011


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