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Improved Control of Bovine Brucellosis in Punjab

Copyright: Javier Guitian, RVC

Data breakout

33.3% Proportion of farms in Punjab on which Brucellosis was present
400,000 Global number of new cases of human Brucellosis acquired from food in 2010
1,832 Number of cattle and buffalo sampled during the research
£282K Value of BBSRC funding for the research

Researchers in the UK and India have identified sustainable control strategies to reduce the prevalence of bovine brucellosis in Punjab, thanks to joint funding from BBSRC and the DBT in India.

Brucellosis is one of the most commonly acquired zoonoses worldwide and it creates a huge burden in Punjab, India through human disease and reduced livestock productivity.

Professor Guitian has been appointed a member of the Expert Committee for a programme establishing Brucella-free villages in India. This will be established in phases by at least ten Indian States, including Punjab, for the effective management of Brucellosis.

Lessons learned from applying diagnostic assays in Punjab have benefitted testing being done as part of the surveillance program to ensure the UK remains free of Brucellosis.

Read the full impact evidence report:

Improved Control of Bovine Brucellosis in Punjab (PDF 1.17MB)

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