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Kamal, Shahin and Sadat Hashemi, Seyed Mehdi and Nasaji, Mohammad and Moshiri, Esmaeel and Shahriyari, Reza and Azizi, Akbar (2009) Frequency of reported cases of Brucellosis to province health center from public and private sectors in Semnan 2006-2007. Koomesh. pp. 125-129.

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    Introduction: Brucellosis as a zoonosis is still a public health problem in many countries such as Iran. ‎To perform preventive, control and eradication policies about the disease, we need the ‎exact epidemiologic information and patterns of brucellosis in our country. In this study, we invstiagated frequency of reported cases of Brucellosis to province ‎health center from public and private sectors in Semnan during 2006-2007‎ Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study, we only enrolled the patients who had brucellosis in 2006-7 and ‎there was a record of their disease in the public health centers of Semnan including ‎Sorkheh, Mehdishahr and Shahmirzad. A checklist was prepared for the patients and the ‎data analyzed by computer‎. Results: The findings showed that only 26 out of 62 (41.9%) patients with brucellosis had a ‎disease record in the health center of Semnan province. Private laboratories, educational ‎hospitals, general practitioner and specialist physicians’ surgeries reported only 7.6, 20, ‎‎18.2 and 50% of their diagnosed brucellosis cases to the health center of Semnan ‎province, respectively. Three patients with brucellosis who were diagnosed in non-‎educational hospitals had no a disease record in the health center of Semnan province. ‎Meanwhile, 93.7% of the cases were diagnosed in one of the public heath centers had a ‎disease record in the heath center of Semnan province.‎ Conclusion: These results showed therapeutic and diagnostic centers, except public heath centers, had no ‎enough attention for reporting of brucellosis cases to Semnan province public health ‎center. Therefore, there is no exact information about the number of brucellosis cases in ‎the province and it makes some difficulties about preventing and control of the disease Keywords: Brucellosis, Recorded cases, Reported cases, Epidemiology.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Medical Sciences > School of Medicine
    Depositing User: Mr Vahab Moshtaghi
    Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2016 07:35
    Last Modified: 24 Dec 2016 07:35

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