Seroprevalence and Molecular Epidemiosurveillance of Brucellosis in Pakistan


Livestock sector contributes more than 58% to agriculture-based economy of Pakistan. Diseases of socio-economic importance are posing an enormous pressure to the growth of this sector. Zoonotic diseases are generally neglected in wake of epizootics having epidemic potential. One Health is a multi-sectoral approach to control zoonotic diseases at animal level to mitigate risk of transfer to the humans and environment. Despite various control programs, zoonosis is known to cause public health emergencies at various regional and national levels. OIE declared brucellosis as a model bacterial disease to control zoonosis in developing countries. Genus Brucella is expanding with its discovery in various amphibian species and marine mammals and demands control efforts at various levels. Reporting of zoonosis is less than actual prevalence in third world countries like Pakistan where disease is considered endemic but no official data is available. In this study, brucellosis was used as a model disease to emphasize the significance of One Health.


To detect the presence of brucella in serum samples of occupationally exposed human and animals by conventional screening methods. To perform epidemiosurvelliance of brucella molecular based tests including genus and species specific PCR. To check the brucella prevalence in occupationally exposed human.

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January, 2018

January 25, 2018

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