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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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VARGAS-CHIARELLA, Carlos Ricardo; CARDENAS CANEDO, Santiago Lucas  and  ESCOBAR CAMACHO, Javier Rodrigo. Brucellosis in Cochabamba, Bolivia. First regional prevalence study. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2017, vol.40, n.1, pp.21-23. ISSN 1012-2966.

Objective: to establish positive ELISA IgG seroprevalence for Brucella spp and to find associated risk factors. Method: 276 samples provided by the Banco de Sangre de Referencia - Cochabamba” underwent IgG ELISA. Results: we obtained a 10.87/1 000 prevalence rate result.Conclusions: data obtained by this study is consistent with the one reported by country worldwide.

Keywords : brucellosis; epidemiology; prevalence study; seroprevalence; public health.

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