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Volume 14, Number 12—December 2008

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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 2

Prevalence of Brucella spp. in milk or tissues of animals, Egypt, 2007*

Location Cattle, no. positive/no. tested
Buffaloes, no. positive/no. tested
Sheep, no. positive/no. tested
Goats, no. positive/no. tested
Milk
Tissue
Milk
Tissue
Tissue
Tissue
SRA SNRA SRA SNRA SRA SNRA SRA SNRA SRA SNRA SRA SNRA
Alexandria 2/10 0/11 1/5 0/5 1/6 0/19 1/5 0/5 0 0 0 0
Behera 2/9 0/9 1/5 0/5 1/5 0/20 1/5 0/5 1/5 0/5 0 0/5
Monofia 4/20 0/12 1/5 0/5 1/7 0/18 2/5 0/5 0 0/5 0/2 0/5
Qalioubia 2/20 0/10 0/5 0/5 2/6 0/3 1/5 0/5 1/5 0/5 1/2 0/5
Giza 4/20 0/10 0/5 0/5 1/7 0/6 1/5 0/5 1/5 0/5 0 0
Benisuef 6/20 0/21 2/5 0/5 1/10 1/15 0/5 0/5 1/5 0/5 1/4 0/5
Assiut 1/5 0/7 1/5 0/5 0 0/5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 21/104 0/80 6/35 0/35 7/41 1/86 6/30 0/30 4/20 0/25 2/8 0/20

*SRA, samples from serologically reactive animals; SNRA, samples from serologically nonreactive animals.

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