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Table 1 Seroprevalence of Brucella infection in goats, sheep, cattle and camels in Saham using individual serological tests (RBT, ELISA and CFT) before the human outbreak

From: Investigation on Brucella infection in farm animals in Saham, Sultanate of Oman with reference to human brucellosis outbreak

Animal species No. Male Female Number of positive samples by Serological tests (prevalence%, 95 confidence interval
RBT I- or C-ELISA CFT RBT/ELISA RBT/CFT RBT/CFT/ ELISA
goat 32 12 20 0 1 (3.1, 0.6–15.8%) 7 (21.9, 11–38.8%) 0 1 (3.1, 0.6–15.8%) 0
sheep 38 15 23 1 (2.6, 0.5–13.5%) 0 0 0 0 0
Cattle 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
camel 17 7 10 1 (5.9, 1.1–27%) 1 (5.9, 1.1–27%) 1 (5.9, 1.1–27%) 1 (5.9, 1.1–27%) 1 (5.9, 1.1–27%) 1 (5.9, 1.1–27%)
  1. RBT Rose Bengal Test, ELISA indirect Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay, CFT Complement Fixation Test, N No abortion History, NN unknown abortion history