Serotesting of Human Brucellosis on Wider Area of Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Sadeta Hamzić Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
  • Edina Bešagić Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
  • Šukrija Zvizdić Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
  • Mufida Aljičević Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
  • Omer Bešlagić Department of Patophysiology, School of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
  • Sandra Puvačić Institute of Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
Keywords: Brucella, human brucellosis, serodiagnosis, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Abstract

The study involved 286 individuals from different regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, whose sera were tested in the Laboratory for specific diagnosis of human brucellosis in Microbiology Department of Medical Faculty of University in Sarajevo, during the period from 2000. to 2003. Sera were tested using Brucelloslide Test, qualitative agglutination test Rose Bengal. Using the agglutination test, we serologically confirmed a diagnosis of human brucellosis in 59 (20.62%) seropositive individuals, whereof 38 (64.40%) men and 21 (35.60%) women. Individuals with human brucellosis were the most present in the age group of 31-40 (22.03%) and 41-50 (22.03%). One serologically confirmed death case was registered. The most seropositive individuals were from Zenica-Doboj Canton (32.20%), Sarajevo Canton (28.82%), Herzegovina-Neretva Canton (23.73%), Central Bosnia Canton (13.55%) and Una-Sana Canton (1.70%). During our four-year study, it was serologically confirmed that human brucellosis is present in Bosnia and Herzegovina and, through seropositive testing, we revealed the level of general exposition to Brucella spp. on wider area of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Published
2005-08-20
How to Cite
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Hamzić S, Bešagić E, Zvizdić Šukrija, Aljičević M, Bešlagić O, Puvačić S. Serotesting of Human Brucellosis on Wider Area of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2005Aug.20 [cited 2019Dec.11];5(3):46-9. Available from: http://www.bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/3270
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Microbiology

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