Fahimeh Bagheri Amiri

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BACKGROUND Homeless people are at risk of contracting communicable infectious diseases, as they indulge in risky behaviours and lifestyle. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of the aforementioned infections and related risk behaviours among homeless people in Tehran. METHODS In this study a convenience sample of 593 homeless individuals(More)
Traditional Lighvan cheese is a semi-hard cheese which has a popular market in Iran and neighboring countries. The aim of this study was evaluating the contamination of milks used for Lighvan cheese making with Listeria monocytogenes. Raw milk samples were randomly collected from different cheese producing factories (sampling carried out from large milk(More)
Q fever is a disease caused by Coxiella burnetii, which infects both humans and certain animals, and is considered a public health problem. There is a lack of information on its status in most parts of Iran, including the northwestern area, which is one of the main centers of animal husbandry in Iran. This study was carried out to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND worldwide, hepatitis C and B virus infections (HCV and HCV), are the two most common coinfections with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and has become a major threat to the survival of HIV-infected persons. The review aimed to estimate the prevalence of HIV, HBV, HCV, HIV/HCV and HIV/HBV and triple coinfections in different subpopulations in(More)
Zoonotic diseases can be occupational hazards to people who work in close contact with animals or their carcasses. In this cross-sectional study, 190 sera were collected from butchers and slaughterhouse workers in different regions of the Sistan va Baluchestan province, in Iran in 2011. A questionnaire was filled for each participant to document personal(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Salmonellosis can be acquired through consumption of infected raw or undercooked eggs. The aim of this study was isolation and identification of Salmonella spp from the eggshells and the egg contents samples of Tabriz retails. METHODS A total number of 150 samples of eggs were analyzed for the presence of Salmonella spp. using(More)
BACKGROUND Q fever is a main zoonotic disease around the world. The aim of this meta-analysis was to estimate the overall seroprevalence of Coxiella burnetii among human and animal population in Iran. METHODS Major national and international databases were searched from 2005 up to August 2016. We extracted the prevalence of Q fever antibodies (IgG) as the(More)
OBJECTIVE Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is a viral zoonotic disease. Butchers and slaughterhouse workers are considered to be high risk occupational groups for the disease. Sistan and Baluchistan province is an area in southeastern Iran which is endemic for CCHF, and the most confirmed cases of the disease are reported from this province. The aim(More)
Leptospirosis is a zoonosis and a major public health problem. Blood sampling was done in the province of Kurdistan from 250 members of different groups, including hunters and their families, butchers and slaughterhouse workers, healthcare workers (HCWs) and those referred to medical diagnostic laboratories for routine testing. Sera were tested using an(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate of the concordance between the results of the tuberculin skin test (TST) and an interferon-γ release assay (QuantiFERON test, QFT-GIT) for diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in homeless people in Tehran city, Iran. METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted from June to August 2012.(More)
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