Comparison of the human brucellosis incidence trend in Eslam Abad-e-Gharb town, Kermanshah province and Iran (2006-2010)

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Badrieh Sahargahi 1 , Mohamadreza Naderi 1 , Froud Ajdar 1 , Mostafa Qubadi 1 , Mansour Rezaei 2 , *

1 Health and Treatment Network of EslamAbad-e-Gharb , Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Dept. of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Nosocomial Infection Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

How to Cite: Sahargahi B, Naderi M, Ajdar F, Qubadi M, Rezaei M. Comparison of the human brucellosis incidence trend in Eslam Abad-e-Gharb town, Kermanshah province and Iran (2006-2010), J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2014 ; 18(2):e74171. doi: 10.22110/jkums.v18i2.1048.

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Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 18 (2); e74171
Published Online: May 29, 2014
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: November 05, 2013
Accepted: February 25, 2014
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Abstract

Background: Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease that mandates a high cost on nations. The aim of this study was to compare the human brucellosis incidence rates in Eslam Abad-e-Gharb, Kermanshah province and Iran from 2006 to 2010.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study, the incidence rates of human brucellosis in EslamAbad-e-Gharb town, Kermanshah province and Iranwere obtained from the existing files and compared by Z test.

Results: There were 458 cases of human brucellosis in Eslam Abad-e-Gharb. The incidence rate of this disease (per 100,000) in Eslam Abad-e-Gharb (42-76.4) was higher than those of Kermanshah province (37.4-56.3) and Iran (15.9-34) during the five-year period (P=0.01).

Conclusion: the human brucellosis incidence rate had a descending trend in the three regions investigated. Although the incidence rate of this disease was declining, it was more than twice the national incidence rate in EslamAbad-e-Gharb. This issue needs the immediate attention of health decision-makers in Kermanshah province.

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Human brucellosis incidence trend EslamAbad-e-Gharb

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