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Publication Diagnosis and Survey of Animal Brucellosis in Taiwan  

Update Date: [2013-11-14]

NO.: 42
 
Reportno. AHRI report No.42
Topic Diagnosis and Survey of Animal Brucellosis in Taiwan
Department Animal Health Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Taipei , Taiwan
Author

Sue-Min Huang*, Chen-Sheng Huang, Ching-Hui Kuo, Yi-Shing Wu, Wei-Ming Chang, 1Parn-Hwa Chao

Summary


The Rose Bengal (RB) test was used as a preliminary screening tool and the complement fixation (CF) test was used as a final confirmation for brucellosis using sera collected from January to December, 2006 in Taiwan . One thousand four hundred and eighty-six, 639 and 165 serum samples were collected from beef and dairy cattle, meat and dairy goats, and quarantined dogs, respectively, from animal hospitals of National Taiwan University and National Ping-Tung University of Science and Technology and 3 serum samples from people collected by Center for Disease Control were submitted to our institute for serologic screening of brucellosis. The results showed that 6.1% (10/165) of quarantined dog's serum samples were tested positive, but the sera from beef and dairy cattle, meat and dairy goats and peoples were tested negative for brucellosis.

Keyword Brucellosis, Rose Bengal test, Complement fixation test