International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part K (2016)
Brucellosis: Its impact and cost effective control strategies in Mongolia
Hardi Fattah Marif
Brucellosis is a disease caused by a group of pathogenic bacteria in the genus Brucella, which primarily infect animals. Brucellosis is known as one of the most common emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases in both medical and veterinary sector. Within about 76 animal threats brucellosis has a crucial effect on impoverished people. According to The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the most significant control strategies for brucellosis are elimination of infected animals by test-and-slaughter, vaccination of young animals combined with the elimination of infected animals, vaccination of only young animals, mass vaccination of both young and adult animals and treatment by heating of milk for human consumption without doing any action in animal populations. However, vaccination Schemes is the only possible control strategy in Mongolia. As it has been revealed in a study, the actual vaccination costs were US$ 8.3 million and the overall benefit was US$ 26.6 million, so the actual benefit was US$ 18.3 million in Mongolia.
How to cite this article:
Hardi Fattah Marif. Brucellosis: Its impact and cost effective control strategies in Mongolia. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(1): 719-722.