This center was established in 2011 with the aim of developing the research, providing health care solutions, formulating effective strategies for controlling, reducing and preventing brucellosis in humans in Hamadan province. Brucellosis is a common bacterial disease between humans and animals that is transmitted through direct or indirect human contact with contaminated animals or contaminated dairy products. Clinical manifestations in brucellosis range from asymptomatic infection to acute, subacute and severe forms. It has many different types, and at least four of them are known to occur in humans.
Brucellosis disease in Iran is endemic and the
incidence of disease in some provinces of the country such as Lorestan,
Kermanshah and Hamedan has been reported.
The main purpose of establishing this center is
elaboration of executive guidelines for control and reduction of brucellosis in
the human population in Hamedan province.
The sub goals of this center are:
1- Determination of serum Brucellosis
prevalence in humans and livestock in Hamadan province
2- Determination of the prevalence of Brucella
microbial contamination in dairy products supplied in Hamadan province
3- Determination of the pattern of transmission
pathways in human population in Hamadan province
4. Identification of risk factors for brucellosis
in human population in Hamadan province
5- Determination of the prevalence of Brucella
species in humans and humans in Hamadan province
6. Determination of drug resistance pattern of
Brucella species in brucellosis population in Hamadan province
7- Comparison of serologic methods and blood
culture and PCR for the definitive diagnosis of brucellosis in humans
8. Review of Brucellosis disease surveillance
system in human and veterinary population in Hamadan province