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Prevalence of Brucella spp in humans.

Soares Cde P, Teles JA, dos Santos AF, Silva SO, Cruz MV, da Silva-Júnior FF - Rev Lat Am Enfermagem (2015 Sep-Oct)

Bottom Line: to determine the seroprevalence of Brucella spp in humans. this is an observational study, developed with 455 individuals between 18 and 64 years old, who use the Estratégia de Saúde da Família (Brazil's family health strategy).The serum samples of volunteers underwent buffered acid antigen tests, such as screening, agar gel immunodiffusion and slow seroagglutination test in tubes and 2-Mercaptoethanol. among the samples, 1.98% has responded to buffered-acid antigen, 2.85% to agar gel immunodiffusion test and 1.54% to the slow seroagglutination tests on tubes/2-Mercaptoethanol.The prevalence of Brucella spp was 4.4%, represented by the last two tests. the results of this research suggest that the studied population is exposed to Brucella spp infection.

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Affiliation: Centro Universitário Cesmac, Maceió, AL, Brazil.

ABSTRACT

Objective: to determine the seroprevalence of Brucella spp in humans.

Method: this is an observational study, developed with 455 individuals between 18 and 64 years old, who use the Estratégia de Saúde da Família (Brazil's family health strategy). The serum samples of volunteers underwent buffered acid antigen tests, such as screening, agar gel immunodiffusion and slow seroagglutination test in tubes and 2-Mercaptoethanol.

Results: among the samples, 1.98% has responded to buffered-acid antigen, 2.85% to agar gel immunodiffusion test and 1.54% to the slow seroagglutination tests on tubes/2-Mercaptoethanol. The prevalence of Brucella spp was 4.4%, represented by the last two tests.

Conclusion: the results of this research suggest that the studied population is exposed to Brucella spp infection.

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f2: - Symptoms reported by Brucella-positive patients.Marechal Deodoro, AL, Brazil, 2014

Mentions: Among the clinical symptoms reported in the screening sheets, it was observed that mostpeople mentioned cephalalgia, followed by malaise, profuse perspiration, weight loss,fatigue and irregular fever. Eight (40%) volunteers have mentioned more than one symptomand 8 (40%) reported no symptoms (Figure 2).


Prevalence of Brucella spp in humans.

Soares Cde P, Teles JA, dos Santos AF, Silva SO, Cruz MV, da Silva-Júnior FF - Rev Lat Am Enfermagem (2015 Sep-Oct)

- Symptoms reported by Brucella-positive patients.Marechal Deodoro, AL, Brazil, 2014
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f2: - Symptoms reported by Brucella-positive patients.Marechal Deodoro, AL, Brazil, 2014
Mentions: Among the clinical symptoms reported in the screening sheets, it was observed that mostpeople mentioned cephalalgia, followed by malaise, profuse perspiration, weight loss,fatigue and irregular fever. Eight (40%) volunteers have mentioned more than one symptomand 8 (40%) reported no symptoms (Figure 2).

Bottom Line: to determine the seroprevalence of Brucella spp in humans. this is an observational study, developed with 455 individuals between 18 and 64 years old, who use the Estratégia de Saúde da Família (Brazil's family health strategy).The serum samples of volunteers underwent buffered acid antigen tests, such as screening, agar gel immunodiffusion and slow seroagglutination test in tubes and 2-Mercaptoethanol. among the samples, 1.98% has responded to buffered-acid antigen, 2.85% to agar gel immunodiffusion test and 1.54% to the slow seroagglutination tests on tubes/2-Mercaptoethanol.The prevalence of Brucella spp was 4.4%, represented by the last two tests. the results of this research suggest that the studied population is exposed to Brucella spp infection.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Centro Universitário Cesmac, Maceió, AL, Brazil.

ABSTRACT

Objective: to determine the seroprevalence of Brucella spp in humans.

Method: this is an observational study, developed with 455 individuals between 18 and 64 years old, who use the Estratégia de Saúde da Família (Brazil's family health strategy). The serum samples of volunteers underwent buffered acid antigen tests, such as screening, agar gel immunodiffusion and slow seroagglutination test in tubes and 2-Mercaptoethanol.

Results: among the samples, 1.98% has responded to buffered-acid antigen, 2.85% to agar gel immunodiffusion test and 1.54% to the slow seroagglutination tests on tubes/2-Mercaptoethanol. The prevalence of Brucella spp was 4.4%, represented by the last two tests.

Conclusion: the results of this research suggest that the studied population is exposed to Brucella spp infection.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus