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Seroprevalence and risk factors associated with bovine brucellosis in the Potohar Plateau, Pakistan

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, January 2017
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Title
Seroprevalence and risk factors associated with bovine brucellosis in the Potohar Plateau, Pakistan
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BMC Research Notes, January 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13104-017-2394-2
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Authors

Shahzad Ali, Shamim Akhter, Heinrich Neubauer, Falk Melzer, Iahtasham Khan, Emmanuel Nji Abatih, Hosny El-Adawy, Muhammad Irfan, Ali Muhammad, Muhammad Waqas Akbar, Sajid Umar, Qurban Ali, Muhammad Naeem Iqbal, Abid Mahmood, Haroon Ahmed

Abstract

The seroprevalence and risk factors of bovine brucellosis were studied at animal and herd level using a combination of culture, serological and molecular methods. The study was conducted in 253 randomly selected cattle herds of the Potohar plateau, Pakistan from which a total of 2709 serum (1462 cattle and 1247 buffaloes) and 2330 milk (1168 cattle and 1162 buffaloes) samples were collected. Data on risk factors associated with seroprevalence of brucellosis were collected through interviews using questionnaires. Univariable and multivariable random effects logistic regression models were used for identifying important risk factors at animal and herd levels. One hundred and seventy (6.3%) samples and 47 (18.6%) herds were seropositive for brucellosis by Rose Bengal Plate test. Variations in seroprevalence were observed across the different sampling sites. At animal level, sex, species and stock replacement were found to be potential risk factors for brucellosis. At herd level, herd size (≥9 animals) and insemination method used were important risk factors. The presence of Brucella DNA was confirmed with a real-time polymerase chain reaction assay (qRT-PCR) in 52.4% out of 170 serological positive samples. In total, 156 (6.7%) milk samples were positive by milk ring test. B. abortus biovar 1 was cultured from 5 positive milk samples. This study shows that the seroprevalence of bovine brucellosis is high in some regions in Pakistan. Prevalence was associated with herd size, abortion history, insemination methods used, age, sex and stock replacement methods. The infected animal may act as source of infection for other animals and for humans. The development of control strategies for bovine brucellosis through implementation of continuous surveillance and education programs in Pakistan is warranted.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 85 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 22%
Researcher 11 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 11%
Student > Bachelor 7 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Other 14 16%
Unknown 19 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 25 29%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 6%
Unspecified 4 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 4%
Other 6 7%
Unknown 24 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 January 2020.
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#6,330,354
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Outputs from BMC Research Notes
#965
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#120,635
of 419,749 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Research Notes
#18
of 59 outputs
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