Public Health Aspects of Human Brucellosis in the Republic of Macedonia

Authors

  • Milka Zdravkovska Goce Delchev University, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Shtip
  • Zharko Stojmanovski Food and Veterinary Agency, Branch Office Kumanovo, Kumanovo
  • Vaso Taleski Goce Delchev University, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Shtip
  • Svetlana Jovevska Goce Delchev University, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Shtip
  • Velo Markovski Goce Delchev University, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Shtip

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2013.022

Keywords:

Zoonosis, human brucellosis, public health problem.

Abstract

Background: The Republic of Macedonia is an endemic area where brucellosis is a dominant zoonosis with high morbidity and enormous economic loss.

Aim: To determine the incidence rate, prevalence rate and development tendency of infected people with brucellosis in R. Macedonia in the period from 01.01.1999 to 31.12.2009, to register and analyse the epidemiological characteristics of the infected with brucellosis according to gender, age and regional distribution.

Materials and methods: The data about the infected people with brucellosis were taken from the register of individual cases as well as monthly and annual reports for infectious diseases prepared by the Institute for Public Health of Republic of Macedonia.

Results:  According to the survey the highest number of incidence of human brucellosis in R. Macedonia was found in 2008, 23.94/100,000 people, and the lowest number of infected people was in 2009, about 13.99/100,000 people. Human brucellosis has a decreasing tendency.

Conclusion: Human brucellosis remains a public health problem in Republic of Macedonia.

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2013-12-15

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Zdravkovska M, Stojmanovski Z, Taleski V, Jovevska S, Markovski V. Public Health Aspects of Human Brucellosis in the Republic of Macedonia. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2013 Dec. 15 [cited 2021 Apr. 12];1(1):108-11. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2013.022

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