Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research ArticleVolume 5 Issue 6

Brucellosis and Public Health

Efstathios Koutsostathis*

Kerameikos Health Center, Greece

*Corresponding Author: Efstathios Koutsostathis, Kerameikos Health Center, Greece.

Received: April 12, 2021; Published: May 05, 2021

Citation: Efstathios Koutsostathis. “Brucellosis and Public Health". Acta Scientific Microbiology 5.6 (2021): 08-12.

Abstract

This paper aims to present the major significance of early diagnosis and treatment of brucellosis at a primary healthcare level, so as to prevent the risk to public health that may occur from the spread of the disease. It initially introduces the epidemiological features of the disease and information regarding the ways it spreads, as well as its symptomatology, diagnosis and treatment. It then focuses on preventive measures to stop the wide-scale spread of brucellosis, mainly in Greece. Finally, it refers to the cost and effectiveness of these measures in practice and analyses the conclusions.

 

Keywords: Β. Melitensis; B. abortus; Public Health

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Copyright: © 2021 Efstathios Koutsostathis. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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