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Background and Aims:Brucellosis is one of the common diseases between human and animal, which occurs in acute, subacute or chronic forms. Since brucellosis is endemic in Khorasan Razavi province, this study aimed to find out the epidemiologic features of Malta fever in Quchan County, in Razavi Khorasan Province.
Material and Methods:This is a descriptive study on patients’ brucellosis files which referred to Quchan health- medical centers in 2013. Finally, statistical tests were applied to analyze data.
Results::Totally 131 patients were reported out of 189651 people during 2013, 54.96 % of whom, were males and 45.03 % were females; 87.02% were villagers, 8.39% were city dwellers and 4.58% of them were nomads. The lowest disease outbreak observed in autumn and the highest rate occurred in spring. Considering the occupation highest morbidity frequency (25.95%) observed in ranchers. A significant relationships were found between gender and the job (P<0.05).
Conclusion::The most occurrences were recorded in the first 5 months of the year. Furthermore, there was a significant relationship between occupation and the age. On the other hand, there was a meaningful relationship between gender and animal exposure, as well. Moreover, the patients were mainly villager men in second and third decades of their lives. A careful schedule to increase animals’ vaccination coverage can lead to the reduction of these diseases