African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5210

Review

Brucellosis in Ethiopia

Moti Yohannes1, Hailu Degefu1, Tadele Tolosa1, Kelay Belihu2, Ronald Cutler3 and Sally Cutler4*
  1School of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine of Jimma University, P. O. Box 307, Jimma, Ethiopia. 2FAO Ethiopia, P. O. Box 5536, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 3School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom. 4School of Health, Sport and Bioscience, University of East London, Water Lane, London, E15 4LZ, United Kingdom.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 15 February 2013
  •  Published: 02 April 2013

Abstract

We reviewed the distribution of brucellosis in different regions of Ethiopia and its prevalence among different livestock hosts. In the absence of recent published documents, unpublished studies were cited to provide some information on distribution and importance of brucellosis in Ethiopia. Risk factors for the occurrence of brucellosis are also reviewed. Finally, different strategies for the control and prevention of brucellosis under Ethiopian conditions are discussed.   

 

Key words: Brucellosis, control, distribution, Ethiopia host, risk factors, prevention.