Prevalence OF Bovine Tuberculosis IN HO District: A Potential For Human Infection

ABSTRACT 

Tuberculosis continues to be an important public health problem worldwide. The World Health Organization estimated that human TB incidence and death for the 1990 to 1999 period would be 88 million and 30 million respectively, with most cases in developing countries. Zoonotic TB caused by M. bovis is present in animals in most developing countries (including Ghana) where surveillance and control activities are often inadequate or unavailable. Consequently, many epidemiological and public health aspects of infection remain largely unknown. This study was, therefore, undertaken to determine the prevalence of bovine TB in Ho district, and to serve as an indicator to the probability of human infection with bovine TB. The standard single intradermal comparative tuberculin test (using purified protein derivative of M. bovis and M. avian) was used. The study also reviewed data on TB diagnosed at the slaughter house/slabs between 1996 to 1999. The study furthermore, used an interview checklist to identify risk factors that might play a role in the infection of humans with bovine TB. The study results revealed a prevalence of 3.1% and 1.1% of bovine TB in live animals and slaughtered cattle respectively.

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APA

ANKUGAH, D (2021). Prevalence OF Bovine Tuberculosis IN HO District: A Potential For Human Infection. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/prevalence-of-bovine-tuberculosis-in-ho-district-a-potential-for-human-infection-1

MLA 8th

ANKUGAH, DICKSON "Prevalence OF Bovine Tuberculosis IN HO District: A Potential For Human Infection" Afribary. Afribary, 06 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/prevalence-of-bovine-tuberculosis-in-ho-district-a-potential-for-human-infection-1. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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ANKUGAH, DICKSON . "Prevalence OF Bovine Tuberculosis IN HO District: A Potential For Human Infection". Afribary, Afribary, 06 Apr. 2021. Web. 19 Apr. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/prevalence-of-bovine-tuberculosis-in-ho-district-a-potential-for-human-infection-1 >.

Chicago

ANKUGAH, DICKSON . "Prevalence OF Bovine Tuberculosis IN HO District: A Potential For Human Infection" Afribary (2021). Accessed April 19, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/prevalence-of-bovine-tuberculosis-in-ho-district-a-potential-for-human-infection-1