Epidemiological Aspects

  • M. Monir Madkour

Abstract

Brucellosis remains a common zoonotic disease all over the world. Recent epidemiological reports have indicated several changes in its pattern in many countries. Some of the so-called brucellosis-free countries such as Japan have reported occasional cases. Japan was declared brucellosis-free in 1985. However, in 1996 Takahashi and colleagues reported a Japanese man with pulmonary brucellosis. The patient had never travelled outside Japan or consumed raw milk or its products. The Falkland Islands were declared brucellosis-free in 1994 (Reichel et al. 1994). Canada was about to be declared free but recent reports from Baffin Island show an incidence in humans averaging 34 cases per 100,000 population (Ferguson 1997).

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Marketing Malaysia Egypt Argentina Indonesia 

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