Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Associated with Brucellosis among Small-Scale Goat Farmers in Thailand

  title={Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Associated with Brucellosis among Small-Scale Goat Farmers in Thailand},
  author={Megan E Peck and Chayanee Jenpanich and Alongkorn Amonsin and Napawan Bunpapong and Karoon Chanachai and Ratana Somrongthong and Bruce H. Alexander and Jeffrey B. Bender},
  journal={Journal of Agromedicine},
  pages={56 - 63}
ABSTRACT Objectives: This study aimed to identify occupational risk factors for brucellosis among small scale goat farmers in Thailand. Methods: To better understand farmers’ knowledge, attitudes and practices associated with brucellosis we interviewed 51 farmers and tested 314 goats for Brucella melitensis. Results: All serological samples tested negative for Brucella infection. Based on previous research and estimates provided from the Thai national brucellosis surveillance system, zero… 
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