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Online Journal of Veterinary Research


 Volume 22 (5):402-408, 2018.

Incidence of Brucellosis in humans (Iraq 2006-2016).


Wasan Salman1, Nagham M. AlGburi2


1Communicable Disease Control Center, 2Zoonotic Diseases Unit, College of Veterinary Medicine, Baghdad University, Iraq

E-mail: drvet2011@yahoo.com



Salman W, Nagham MA., Incidence of Brucellosis in humans (Iraq 2006-2016), Onl J Vet Res., 22 (5):402-408, 2018. Authors report incidence of Brucellosis in humans in Iraq from 2006 to 2016. We found an annual incidence rate (IR) in 23 of 100,000 subjects in 2010 which had reduced to 2.43 of 100,000 by 2016. Thyqar province had lowest percentage (0.32%) followed by Basra, Najaf and Missan whereas Salah-Alddin had highest incidence 19.7% followed by Sulaymaniah, Nineva and Arbil. By season, most cases were detected during summer (36.25%), but less in winter (13.71%). Males had consistently higher IR in all years (64.74%) compared with 35.26% in Females. By age 1544 years old had the highest percentage 32.80% butless than 1 year olds had lowest incidence (0.52%). We find a large decrease in incidence of Brucellosis in humans in Iraq since 2010 probably due to reduced Brucella spp in animals.


Keywords: Incidence, Human Brucellosis, Iraq.