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Dmari B, Ahmadpour M, Hallajzadeh J, Hosseini S, Safiri S, Ghaderpoori M et al . Designing an intersectional interventions model for brucellosis occurrence reduction in north-west of Iran. JOHE. 2015; 4 (2) :76-83
URL: http://johe.rums.ac.ir/article-1-107-en.html
1- MD-PhD Assistant Prof., National Institute for Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- MSc Faculty Member, Dept. of Public Health, Maragheh University of Medical Sciences, Maragheh, Iran. , moahmadpour@yahoo.com
3- PhD Assistant Prof., Dept. of Basic Sciences, Maragheh University of Medical Sciences, Maragheh, Iran
4- MSc Faculty member, Vector-borne Diseases Research Center, North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Bojnurd, Iran.
5- PhD in Epidemiology Road Traffic Injury Research Center, Dept. of Statistics & Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
6- PhD student in Environmental Health Student Research Office, Dept. of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health ,Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Faculty of Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
7- MSc Faculty Member, Dept. of |Basic Sciences, Maragheh University of Medical Sciences, Maragheh, Iran.
Abstract:   (2215 Views)

Background: Brucellosis is a bacterial infection mostly transmitted by animals to humans; thus, consideration of sanitary instances is an important preventive method for this disease. Therefore, we designed a study in order to reduce the rate of brucellosis in Baneh County, Kurdistan Province, Iran.

Materials and Methods: The sources of data were the medical documents of patients diagnosed in health centers and private laboratories during 2011–2012. Data were analyzed using SPSS software, and chi-square and t-test) P > 0.05). In addition, in the second section of the research, data on all brucellosis patients and experts were used to design an intersectional preventive interventions model for this county.

Results: A total of 135 brucellosis patients were surveyed in this study during 2011-2012, and a total of 80 experts participated in this research. It was found that 43 patients (31.9%) lived in the city and 92 of them (68.1%) lived in a village; and 71 of them (52%) were men and 64 (48%) were women. The most common way of incurring the disease was drinking non-boiled milk [42 (31.11%)]. Moreover, 100% of the patients and 100% of the experts believed that intersectional intervention is the best prevention method for brucellosis.

Conclusions: Considering the results, it can be concluded that the intersectional intervention with unique management is the best way for reducing the incidence and prevalence rate of brucellosisin in Baneh County.

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