The Prevalence of Brucella Agglutinins in Karadach District Among Human, Goats and Sheep


  • Jalal M. Shareef College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Author
  • Abas A. Abdi Veterinary Hospital, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Author
  • Ari S. Maroof Veterinary Hospital, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Author
  • Aras M. Saeed Veterinary Hospital, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Author



Brucella Agglutinins, Karadach District Among Human, Goats & Sheep, Farmers, Animals, Public Health Hazards


A preliminary investigation on the prevalence of Brucella agglutinins among farmers and animals was carried out during a 6 months period (Feb - July / 1995). 2131 blood samples were collected from man and animals, including goats, sheep and only 4 cattle. Sera were separated for both card and tube agglutination test. Out of 215 human serum samples 118(54.8%) and 85 (39.53%) were positie by card test and tube agglutination test respectively, 520 (27.13%) and 374 (19.51%) positive serum by above tests were shown respectively from a total of 1916 animal sera. The economical and public health hazards of brucellosis are highlighted, the essential investigation and further studies for a control program and eradication of this disease are also discussed.


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The Prevalence of Brucella Agglutinins in Karadach District Among Human, Goats and Sheep. (1999). Journal of Zankoy Sulaimani - Part A, 2(1), 50-57.