Veterinary Medicine and Public Health Journal

Volume 1 - Issue 3 (1) | PP: 75 - 80 Language : English
DOI : https://doi.org/10.31559/vmph2020.1.3.1
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Intervention measures applied to control brucellosis in Libya: The needs for effective control programs

AL-Griw, H.H ,
Kriyam A ,
Farrhat M A
Received Date Revised Date Accepted Date Publication Date
23/4/2020 7/6/2020 15/6/2020 29/7/2020
Abstract
Efforts to control brucellosis in Libya have been employed for a long time over the last century. Although international organizations such as FAO, OIE, and WHO have offered vital help and cooperation, the data documented has rarely been addressed and utilized as a guide for further control and eradication strategies. We aimed to retrospectively study and analyze the data available at the National Centre of Animal Health (NCAA) to identify the gaps and the shortcomings in the employed control programs and eradication systems and stimulate discussion on future strategies. Row data was obtained from the records of surveillance systems and serological results conducted at the NCAA. The data were analyzed and tabulated using Microsoft Excel sheets. Whenever the information was missing, or incomplete, online database searches fulfilled the gaps. The data revealed that the disease continued to be endemic in the country with a relatively higher rate of infection in small ruminants than in cattle and camels. Despite the efforts being in place to control brucellosis in the country, it seems that the intervention programs applied to control livestock brucellosis although it maintained a low rate of infection were not effective to eradicate the disease.


How To Cite This Article
, A. H.A , K. & , F. M. A. (2020). Intervention measures applied to control brucellosis in Libya: The needs for effective control programs . Veterinary Medicine and Public Health Journal, 1 (3), 75-80, 10.31559/vmph2020.1.3.1

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