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Volume 14, Number 12—December 2008

Dispatch

Multicenter Study of Brucellosis in Egypt

Hassan Samaha, Meshref Al-Rowaily, Ramadan M. Khoudair, and Hossam M. AshourComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Aljouf University, Aljouf, Saudi Arabia (H. Samaha, M. Al-Rowaily); Animal Health Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt (R.M. Khoudair); Cairo University, Cairo (H.M. Ashour);

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Table 1

Serodiagnostic test results for brucellosis in animals, Egypt, 2007*

Serum source Location No. tested Serologic test, no. positive (%)
BAPA RBP SA Rivanol
Cattle
Alexandria 333 17 (5.11) 15 (4.5) 13 (3.9) 13 (3.9)
Behera 374 11 (2.94) 11 (2.94) 10 (2.67) 9 (2.41)
Monofia 280 20 (7.14) 18 (6.43) 17 (6.07) 15 (5.36)
Qalioubia 221 14 (6.33) 12 (5.43) 12 (5.43) 11 (4.98)
Giza 346 15 (4.34) 15 (4.34) 14 (4.05) 14 (4.05)
Benisuef 309 24 (7.77) 22 (7.12) 21 (6.8) 21 (6.8)
Assiut 103 6 (5.83) 5 (4.85) 6 (5.83) 5 (4.85)
Total
1,966
107 (5.44)
98 (4.98)
93 (4.73)
88 (4.48)
Buffaloes
Alexandria 137 6 (4.38) 6 (4.38) 6 (4.38) 6 (4.38)
Behera 397 7 (1.76) 5 (1.26) 5 (1.26) 5 (1.26)
Monofia 210 10 (4.76) 8 (3.81) 6 (2.86) 7 (3.33)
Qalioubia 131 7 (5.34) 6 (4.58) 7 (5.34) 6 (4.58)
Giza 198 8 (4.04) 8 (4.04) 8 (4.04) 7 (3.54)
Benisuef 231 16 (6.93) 14 (6.06) 14 (6.06) 14 (6.06)
Assiut 33 1 (3.03) 0 0 0
Total
1,337
55 (4.11)
47 (3.52)
46 (3.44)
45 (3.37)
Sheep
Behera 210 11 (5.24) 10 (4.76) 10 (4.76) 10 (4.76)
Monofia 81 2 (2.47) 0 0 0
Qalioubia 133 6 (4.51) 6 (4.51) 6 (4.51) 6 (4.51)
Giza 172 10 (5.81) 9 (5.23) 9 (5.23) 9 (5.23)
Benisuef 217 15 (6.91) 14 (6.45) 14 (6.45) 14 (6.45)
Total
813
44 (5.41)
39 (4.8)
39 (4.8)
39 (4.8)
Goats Behera 55 1 (1.82) 0 0 0
Monofia 63 4 (6.35) 2 (3.17) 2 (3.17) 2 (3.17)
Qalioubia 103 3 (2.91) 2 (1.94) 2 (1.94) 2 (1.94)
Giza 58 0 0 0 0
Benisuef 87 5 (5.75) 4 (4.6) 4 (4.60) 4(4.6)
Total 366 13 (3.55) 8 (2.19) 8 (2.19) 8(2.19)

*BAPA, buffer acidified plate antigen; RBP, Rose Bengal plate; SA, standard tube agglutination.

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