Risk factors for Brucella spp. and Coxiella burnetii infection among small ruminants in Eastern India
Small ruminants are the main reservoirs for brucellosis and coxiellosis, two zoonotic diseases affecting livestock production and posing a public health threat in India. Understanding disease prevalence and risk factors associated with small ruminant infection can help mitigate disease transmission.
This research study published in Infection Ecology & Epidemiology (June 2020) reports the findings of a cross-sectional survey in the states of Assam and Odisha in Eastern India in which 244 farmers were interviewed to assess their knowledge, attitude and practices relevant to brucellosis and coxiellosis infection.