SERO-PREVALENCE OF BRUCELLOSIS AND TOXOPLASMOSIS, AMONG BUTCHERS OF DISTRICT KARAK PAKISTAN.

http://doi.org/10.46536/jpumhs/2023/13.03.452

Authors

  • Muhammad Sanab1 , Gull e Rana Khan2 , Sadaf Nasir3 , Asif Ahmad khan4 , Zubair Hussain5 , Abdur Rehman6

Keywords:

Toxoplasma Gondi, Brucella Melitetensis, Butchers.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The prevalence of brucellosis and toxoplasmosis is elevated in butchers than general

population, this may be due to the fact that butchers are more likely to be exposed to animal products, which

can be contaminated with these pathogens. Additionally, butchers may not be following proper hygiene

practices when handling raw meat, which can increase their chances of getting infection. The objective of

this study set out to identify the serological prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and Brucella melitensis in

butchers. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The study was designed to assess the serological prevalence of

Brucella melitensis and Toxoplasma gondii in butchers. In the Karak district, butchers from seven various

union councils provided 270 blood samples in total. Based on serum slide agglutination and immune

chromatographic assays, the butcher blood samples were analyzed for brucellosis and toxoplasmosis. Data

were documented and analyzed through SPSS-22. Results were presented in tables, charts, and graphs.

RESULTS: Toxoplasmosis and brucellosis were both present in an overall prevalence of 15.6% and 21.9%,

respectively. Additionally, butchers were found to have higher rates of brucellosis and toxoplasmosis in the

age base groups 15-31 years and weight base group 63-80 kg 7.4% and 10.7%, respectively.

CONCLUSION: Brucellosis and toxoplasmosis prevention and management should be made a priority in

public health education, it is generally agreed. District Karak and the surrounding areas have a serious

brucellosis public health issue. With the right precautions, this disease can be avoided, particularly in rural

locations.

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Published

2023-09-30

How to Cite

Muhammad Sanab1 , Gull e Rana Khan2 , Sadaf Nasir3 , Asif Ahmad khan4 , Zubair Hussain5 , Abdur Rehman6. (2023). SERO-PREVALENCE OF BRUCELLOSIS AND TOXOPLASMOSIS, AMONG BUTCHERS OF DISTRICT KARAK PAKISTAN.: http://doi.org/10.46536/jpumhs/2023/13.03.452. Journal of Peoples University of Medical &Amp; Health Sciences Nawabshah. (JPUMHS), 13(3), 82–86. Retrieved from https://publication.pumhs.edu.pk/index.php/ojs/article/view/833