Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787
Print version ISSN 0034-8910
SPINOLA, Ademário G. and COSTA, Moacyr Dunham de Moura. Human brucellosis in personnel of a slaughter-house of the city of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1972, vol.6, n.2, pp.157-165. ISSN 1518-8787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101972000200005.
Human Brucellosis, from the point of view of its serologic, occupational and clinic aspects, was studied in a slaughter-house personnel at the Salvador city, State of Bahia, Brazil. Sorologic test showed 10.58% frequency, as a characteristic aspect of work time. So, 55.55% of positive cases were more than 5 years old at the same activity, with the type of work as a remarkable aspect. At hog and gut sectors, a positivity of 33.33% and 30.00% was found. Clinical symptoms, beside his subjectivity and the fashion that it was performed in a apparently health community, were much more frequent between the positive ones. The necessity of to know the amount of population exposed risk is emphasized, as a possibility of detection of real brucellosis prevalence at the region.
Keywords : Brucellosis, human; Occupapational health; Sorology.