Research code: LU.ECRA.2017.18
Ethics code: LU.ECRA.2017.18
Clinical trials code: IR.LUMS.REC.1401.099

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Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran ,
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Introduction: Leptospirosis is a worldwide zoonotic infection, which is usually severe and important disease. The aim in this study was seroepidemiological investigation on leptospirosis among livestock farmers of Kuhdasht, Lorestan province.
Method: The study was performed on 200 samples from livestock farmers of Kuhdasht in February 2014. The Microscopic Agglutination Test (MAT) method was used to determination of contamination of samples to leptospirosis. For the final dilution of leptospiral infection was performed dilute steps up to 1: 400 dilutions.
Results: 48 serum samples (24%) were positive among 200 tested sera at the 1:100 dilution. Serum samples were shown positive reaction with two L. Grippotyphosa and L. canicola serovars. The prevalence of Grippotyphosa 66.67% and Canicola 33.33% were resulted by MAT. 31 samples (64.58%) were related to males and 17 cases (35.42%) females among 60 positive samples. The highest prevalence of Leptospira serovars was founded in more than 50 years group with 16 cases. P. value based on gender was 0.01.
Conclusion: Livestock farmers are one of the risk groups for leptospirosis disease, because of the presence of pathogenic Leptospira species in animals. Livestock farmers can prevent the occurrence of leptospiral infection by controling their health and safety.
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medical

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