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Distribution of brucellosis among small ruminants in the pastoral region of Afar, eastern Ethiopia

Author(s) : F. Ashenafi, S. Teshale, G. Ejeta, R. Fikru & Y. Laikemariam

Summary :

A cross-sectional study was conducted in the pastoral region of Afar, in eastern and central Ethiopia, to determine the distribution of brucellosis in small ruminants. Between December 2005 and June 2006, 1,568 serum samples were taken: 563 samples from sheep and 1,005 from goats. One hundred and fortyseven of these (9.4%) tested positive using the Rose Bengal plate test (RBPT), and 76 (4.8%) also tested positive by the complement fixation test (CFT).

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