A Review of Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Management of Brucellosis for General Physicians Working in the Iranian Health Network

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Seyed Mohammad Alavi 1 , * , Mohammad Esmaeil Motlagh 2

1 Jundishapur Infectious and Tropical Diseases Research Center, Department of Infectious Diseases, Razi Hospital, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, [email protected], IR Iran

2 Department of Community Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, IR Iran

How to Cite: Alavi S, Motlagh M. A Review of Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Management of Brucellosis for General Physicians Working in the Iranian Health Network, Jundishapur J Microbiol. Online ahead of Print ; 5(2):384-387. doi: 10.5812/jjm.3248.

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Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology: 5 (2); 384-387
Article Type: Review Article
Received: May 3, 2011
Accepted: October 1, 2011
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Abstract

Although rare in industrialized countries, brucellosis continues to be a major public health problem in developing countries such as Iran. General physicians (GP) as well as health care workers (HCW) are concerned about brucellosis both as a public health problem as well as an occupational hazard. The aim of this article is to review the information about the epidemiology, immunopathogenesis, diagnosis and occupational risks associated with the prevention and treatment of brucellosis. Information obtained from previous investigations on brucellosis has yielded better knowledge about this illness. This information enables GPs to provide improved health services including preventive consultations, early diagnosis and treatment to attending people or patients at health care units.


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  • Please cite this paper as:
    Alavi SM, Motlagh ME. A Review of Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Management of Brucellosis for General Physicians Working in the Iranian Health Network. Jundishapour J Microbiol. 5(2):384-7. DOI: 10.5812/jjm.3248

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Keywords

Brucellosis Occupational Exposure Health Personnel

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