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Int J Med Invest 2019, 8(4): 33-40 Back to browse issues page
The Emergence of the Leptospirosis among Paddy Farmers of Jahrom, South of Iran
Rahim Raoufi *, Naser Hatami
Infectious Department, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran
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Introduction: Leptospirosis is a bacterial zoonotic disease that affects humans and a wide range of animals including mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. This disease has a profound impact on the lives of exposed people, such as farmers and ranchers. The aim of this study was to determine the seroepidemiology of Leptospirosis in paddy farmers of Jahrom.
Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was performed on 242 paddy farmers living in different parts of Jahrom city. Samples were randomly selected and 5 cc of blood was collected from each participant. After centrifugation and storage at 20 ° C, serums were tested for the presence of anti-Leptospira IgG. Data analysis was performed by SPSS version 21.
Findings: According to the data analysis, seropidemiology of Leptospirosis was 2.5% and there was a significant relationship between age and duration of employment in Rice Farmering with seropidemiology of the disease (P<0.05), but living are was not correlated with seroepidemiological prevalence.
Conclusion: This study showed that the prevalence of leptospirosis in paddy farmers of Jahrom city is 2.5%. Given the difference between the results of the present study and similar studies in Iran which may be due to differences in the geographical area and serotype of southern Iran, further studies with other serologic methods such as MAT are recommended.
Keywords: Leptospirosis, Jahrom, Paddy farmers.
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Raoufi R, Hatami N. The Emergence of the Leptospirosis among Paddy Farmers of Jahrom, South of Iran. Int J Med Invest. 2019; 8 (4) :33-40
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