Epidemiologic survey of Brucellosis in Fasa During 2009-2017

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Noncommunicable diseases research center, Fasa University of medical sciences, Fasa, Iran

2 BSc of Public Health, Fasa University of medical sciences, Fasa, Iran

3 Master of Science in Epidemiology,Master Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran


Introduction: Brucellosis is a common infectious disease between humans and animals, which continues to be a health problem in our country. Considering that Fasa County is one of the high prevalence areas of this disease, the aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiologic status of brucellosis during the years 2009-2017.
Materials and Methods: This study was conducted as a cross-sectional study. Information about Brucellosis was obtained from the deputy health department of Fasa University of Medical Sciences. Data were encoded and analyzed by SPSS 22 software. Frequency, mean, and standard deviation were used to analyze the data and the results were presented in the form of a table and a chart.
Results: The highest frequency was in 2008 with 67 cases (17.8%) and the least frequent in 2016 with 25 cases (6.6%). Of these, 343 cases (91.2%) were newly diagnosed and the rest were defeat treatment or recurrence of the disease. All Iranian patients and most of them were from men. The mean age of the patients was 34.15 ± 8.31 years. Most of the jobs associated with the disease for livestock and agriculture with a frequency of 37 percent (139) and then Housekeeping with a frequency of 26.9 percent (101 cases). Most participants were from rural areas.
Conclusion: The results of the study showed that the incidence of the disease was reduced. But this disease is still a health problem in the city, which requires training and inter-departmental collaboration to control the disease.


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