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Title: The epidemiology of brucellosis in animals and humans in Arusha and Manyara regions in Tanzania

Date Published: 2005
Author/s: Gabriel Mkilema Shirima
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Affiliation: University of Glasgow


The aims of this study were to assess community knowledge, awareness and practices on
zoonoses, to gather baseline data on brucellosis in livestock and wildlife, to establish
brucellosis seroprevalence in domestic ruminants and humans and risk factors associated
with livestock seropositivity, to assess brucellosis dynamics and impact on livestock
production and reproduction and to evaluate the performance of the Rose Bengal Plate Test
(RBPT) in Tanzania. The results described in this study were carried out through
Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), cross-sectional and longitudinal studies.