SEROPREVELANCE OF BRUCELLA AGGLUTININS IN BLOOD DONORS IN KHARTOUM TEACHING HOSPITAL BLOOD BANK
Samah Awad AbduRahim* and Samia Ahmed Jumaa
Brucellosis is a zoonosis of both public health and economic significance in most developing countries. In Sudan, the blood donors aren’t screened for brucellosis in spite of the fact that the disease is transmitted through the blood transfusion. Analysis of blood samples represents an important investigation to diagnose brucellosis and prevent transmission of infection. This cross sectional study was conducted to screen fifty males blood donors for the anti Brucella abortus and Brucella melitensis antibodies seroprevelance in Khartoum teaching hospital blood bank by the standard tube agglutination test. Investigation of all serum specimens revealed a titer less than 20 for B. abortus and B. melitensis; this is considered as a titer of no significance. Thus, the percentage for infection by Brucella agglutinins among blood donors investigated was 0%.
Keywords: Brucella abortus, Brucella melitensis, blood donors, sero- agglutinins.
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