Brucellosis in Pakistan: a neglected zoonotic disease

Meesha Iqbal, Zafar Fatmi, Mumtaz Ali Khan

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Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease; endemic but neglected in the South Asian countries including Pakistan. It causes economic loss to the livestock sector and leads to systemic infection in humans. Brucellosis was neglected in Pakistan since long. According to the Staged Tool for the Elimination of Brucellosis (STEB), Pakistan carries a grim landscape of the disease with no structured control activities. This article describes the five-year national brucellosis control strategic plan (2018-2023) formulated by the government of Pakistan using the one-health approach for the prevention and control of disease across the country. The plan incorporates components of surveillance, research, diagnostic capacity, awareness and vaccination using a multi-disciplinary approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1625-1626
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2020


  • Brucella
  • One Health
  • Pakistan


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