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Title: Serological trail of Brucella infection in an urban slum population in Brazil.
Authors: Angel, Martha Olivera
Ristow, Paula
Ko, Albert Icksang
Di-Lorenzo, Cecilia
Affilliation: Universidad de Antioquia. Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias. Grupo de investigación Vericel. Medellín, Colombia
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil / Universidade Federal da Bahia. Instituto de Biologia. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Yale School of Public Health. Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases. New Haven, USA
Universidad de la Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias. Laboratorio de Inmunología Veterinaria. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Brucellosis is a re-emerging zoonosis with new cases reported each year in many Latin American countries, but it is mostly under-recognized. This study presents a serological investigation of infection with Brucella abortus and Brucella canis in a poor urban community in the city of Salvador, Brazil. METHODOLOGY: Human sera (n = 180) were randomly selected from 3,171 samples taken from healthy individuals during 2003-2004 and tested with C-ELISA for B. abortus and I-ELISA for B. canis. RESULTS: Thirteen percent (24/180) of the individuals were positive for B. abortus and 4.6 % (8/174) were positive for B. canis. Among the variables studied only age (older than 45 years) appeared to be a risk factor for the detection of Brucella antibodies. CONCLUSION: These results indicate the presence of Brucella infection in this settlement and highlight the need to understand the epidemiology of infection under these circumstances to establish the necessary measures for surveillance and control.
Keywords: Serology
Brucella abortus
Brucella canis
Urban slum
DeCS: Anticorpos Antibacterianos/sangue
Brucella abortus/isolamento & purificação
Brucella canis/isolamento & purificação
Fatores Etários
Brucella abortus/imunologia
Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática
Áreas de Pobreza
Fatores de Risco
Estudos Soroepidemiológicos
Adulto Jovem
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Open Learning on Enteric Pathogens
Citation: ANGEL, O. M. et al. Serological trail of Brucella infection in an urban slum population in Brazil. Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, v. 6, n. 9, p. 675-679, 2012.
ISSN: 1972-2680
Copyright: open access
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