Microbiology Discovery

Microbiology Discovery

ISSN 2052-6180
Case report

Prevalence study of brucellosis among high-risk people in xinjiang region, China

Guoqiu Wu1*, Chengxin Yang1,2, jing Li2, Nannan Liu3, Wenhai Yao2, Rui Zhang2 and Zhiqiang Lin2

*Correspondence: Guoqiu Wu nationball@163.com

1. Center of clinical laboratory medicine of Zhongda Hospital, Southeast University, Nanjing 210009, China.


Author Affiliations

2. Department of laboratory, Infectious Disease Hospital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Urumqi, 830013, China.

3. Medical School of Southeast University, Nanjing 210009, China.

Abstract

Background: Brucellosis was a zoonotic disease causing serious public health and economic problems.

Methods: Total 2,648 samples were collected between July 2011 and August 2012 from high-risk individuals, who were outpatients at Infectious Disease Hospital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The diagnosis was based upon clinical symptoms and serological or bacteriological test.

Results: 1080 individuals (40.8%) were diagnosed as having been infected with brucellosis. The positive rate of brucellosis diagnosis was correlated with gender, ethnic group and clinical symptoms. All isolates from blood culture were identified as Brucella melitensis biotype 3.

Conclusions: High prevalence of brucellosis exists in Xinjiang, China. An improved healthcare system and preventive measures is needed to minimize the infection of brucellosis.

Keywords: Brucellosis, high-risk groups, prevalence, serological test, bacteriological test

ISSN 2052-6180
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