The current serosurvey was carried to illuminate the status of brucellosis in cattle and high risk human beings of Odisha state, India. Serum samples (n= 346) comprising 258 from cattle and 88 from human beings were obtained and processed through RBPT, STAT, and I-ELISA. 87 milk samples were subjected to MRT. Cattle seropositivity by I-ELISA, RBPT and STAT were found to be 8.14%, 4.26% and 2.32% respectively. Milk sample analysis showed 3.44% positivity in MRT. Bull showed higher prevalence than female. In case of human beings the value obtained were 5.68% and 3.41% in RBPT and STAT respectively. The prevalence among veterinary officers, farmers, animal handlers, slaughter house workers and from patients with Pyrexia of Unknown Origin was 0.00, 9.09, 3.70, 12.5, 4.41 and 5% respectively. The current observation provides a baseline prevalence level of brucellosis in cattle and occupationally exposed human beings of Odisha. A broader investigation including small ruminants is required to elucidate the actual prevalence of the disease in the state.
Seroprevalence, Brucellosis, RBPT, STAT, I-ELISA, MRT
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