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Background and Aims: Brucellosis is the most common worldwide zoonosis. Brucellosis is principally caused by Brucella abortus which leads to female reproductive failure and potential infertility in males. This study was done to investigate brucellosis epidemiology during 2011-2013 in Amol city.
Materials and Methods: In this epidemiological study, data achieved from medical records of brucellosis patients in Amol Health Center during 2011-2013. Data analysis was performed using SPSS software. Chi-square was used for data analysis while statistical significance was defined as pResults: During 2011-2013, 173 patients were reported. The highest number of brucellosis outbreaks observed in 2013. In this study 60.12% of samples were males and 39.88% were females; 68.21% were rural people and 31.79% were urban residents. The lowest disease occurrence observed in winter (15.59%) and the highest frequency observed in summer (30.62%). In terms of occupationally exposure highest morbidity frequency (32.94%) observed in housewives. A significant and meaningful relationships between gender and the job was found (P<0.05).
Conclusion Disease incidence increased in the first 6 months of the year. Furthermore, the patients were mostly rural and men.This study revealed that brucellosis is prevalent in Amol city. Controlling and vaccination of sick animals would reduce the human cases.