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Seroprevalence of melioidosis among livestock in Malaysia from 2000-2009


H. I., Musa and Hassan, Latiffah and Rachmat, R. F. N. and Panchadcharam, Chandrawathani and Zakaria, Zunita and Abdul Aziz, Saleha (2012) Seroprevalence of melioidosis among livestock in Malaysia from 2000-2009. Malaysian Journal of Veterinary Research, 3 (2). pp. 41-46. ISSN 2180-3897


Melioidosis usually results in chronic debilities that reduce the productivity of animals and condemnation of carcasses in abattoir. Melioidosis is reemerging among animals and humans, and anecdotal reports suggest an increase in disease observation. This study described the seroprevalence of melioidosis in livestock based on the data obtained from the Department of Veterinary Services, Putrajaya and the Veterinary Research Institute, Ipoh. The data were summarized according to animal species, state, and year. The seroprevalence rate in animals was 7.6, 48.2, 2.6, 13.6 and 3.6% in cattle, buffaloes, goats, sheep and pigs respectively. The seroprevalence of the disease varies in different states of the federation. For all species, the seroprevalence vary between 2.6% and 48.2%. The seroprevalence over the years increased from 4.2% in 2000 to 12.0% in 2003 after which it varies between the period 2004- 2007 and apparently declined between 2007 and 2009.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Publisher: Department of Veterinary Services Malaysia
Keywords: Seroprevalence; Melioidosis; Livestock; Malaysia
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 00:43
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 09:17
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/25737
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