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Brief Review of Anti-Brucella Antibodies Among Saudi Population: Prevalence Prospective

Abdul Matin

Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Majmaah University, Majmaah, 11952, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Abdul Matin, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Majmaah University, Majmaah, 11952, Saudi Arabia.

Keywords: Antibodies; Zoonosis; Brucellosis

Abstract

Brucellosis is a zoonosis affecting animal and human health worldwide. In the last few decades, research has been done to develop Brucella vaccines to control the disease in animals while there is no effective vaccine available for human so far. Saudi Arabia is one of the highest prevalence of Brucellosis, involving all age groups and types of the community in the region. Very limited region based studies has been conducted and there is no updated information and current status of Brucellosis is documented in the kingdom. So there is urgent need to address this issue at the kingdom level. Although Brucellosis has been almost eradicated from the developed countries like Australia where the vaccines has been implemented for animals but the country like Saudi Arabia there is still cases of Brucellosis are reported to date. Furthermore, there is no updated knowledge (data) available regarding the number of Brucella species prevalent in the kingdom. The aim of the current study is to understand how much work has been done and what are the major issues because of which research conducted in KSA does not meet the standard / criteria like the developing countries.

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