Journal of Veterinary Science & Medical Diagnosis ISSN: 2325-9590

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Research Article, J Vet Sci Med Diagn Vol: 2 Issue: 1

Seroprevalence of Brucellosis and Q-Fever in Southeast Ethiopian Pastoral Livestock

Balako Gumi1*, Rebuma Firdessa2, Lawrence Yamuah2, Teshale Sori3, Tadele Tolosa4, Abraham Aseffa2, Jakob Zinsstag5,6 and Esther Schelling5,6
1Bule Hora University, P.O. Box 144, Bule Hora, Ethiopia
2Armauer Hansen Research Institute, P.O. Box 1005, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
3Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Addis Ababa University, P.O. Box 34,Debrezeit, Ethiopia
4Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, P. O. Box 307, Jimma, Ethiopia
5Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, P.O. Box CH-4002, Basel, Switzerland
6University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Corresponding author : Balako Gumi
Bule Hora University, P.O. Box 144, Bule Hora, Ethiopia
Tel: +251917800178; Fax: +251464430355
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: January 13, 2013 Accepted: March 18, 2013 Published: March 22, 2013
Citation: Gumi B, Firdessa R, Yamuah L, Sori T, Tolosa T, et al. (2013) Seroprevalence of Brucellosis and Q-Fever in Southeast Ethiopian Pastoral Livestock. J Vet Sci Med Diagn 2:1. doi:10.4172/2325-9590.1000109

Abstract

Seroprevalence of Brucellosis and Q-Fever in Southeast Ethiopian Pastoral Livestock

To assess seroprevalences of Brucellaand C. burnetiiin pastoral livestock in southeast Ethiopia, a cross-sectional study was carried out in three livestock species (cattle, camels and goats). The study was conducted from July 2008 to August 2010, and eight pastoral associations (PAs) from the selected districts were included in the study. Sera from a total of 1830 animals, comprising 862 cattle, 458 camels and 510 goats were screened initially with Rose Bengal plate test (RBPT) for Brucella. All RBPT positive and 25% of randomly selected negative sera were further tested by ELISA. These comprise a total of 460 animals (211 cattle, 102 camels and 147 goats).

Keywords: Brucellosis; Q-fever; Seroprevalence; Pastoral livestock; Southeast Ethiopia

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