International Journal of Public Health Papers <p><strong><strong>ISSN 2519-9234 (Online), ISSN 2519-9226 (Print)</strong></strong></p> <p>International Journal of Public Health Papers publishes scientific articles relevant to global public health, from different countries and cultures, and assembles them into issues that raise awareness and understanding of public health problems and solutions. International Journal of Public Health Papers is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes material on all aspects of public health science. The journal welcomes high-impact articles on emerging public health science that covers (but not limited) to epidemiology, biostatistics, nutrition, family health, infectious diseases, health services research, gerontology, child health, adolescent health, behavioral medicine, rural health, chronic diseases, health promotion, evaluation and intervention, public health policy and management, health economics, occupational health and environmental health.</p> <p>The journal follows double blind peer review process. Manuscripts submitted by authors will be evaluated on Editorial Manager System by Editors &amp; reviewers of particular expertise in the same field to ensure that the published articles are of high quality with accurate and reliable information &amp; data, which reflect solid scholarship. Editors can manage the whole submission, review, revision and publishing process, however at least two independent reviewer's approval followed by the Editor is required for the acceptance of any citable manuscript.</p> <p><em><strong>Submission</strong></em></p> <p><strong>Authors can send their papers through online submissions or as an email attachment to:</strong> <a href=""></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="">Impact Factor=1.29</a>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Indexed in</strong>:</p> <p><strong>Index Copernicus,</strong></p> <p><strong>CiteFactor,</strong></p> <p><strong><span class="tagline">Genamics JournalSeek, </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span class="tagline">Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research</span>, </strong></p> <p><strong>J-Gate, </strong></p> <p><strong>Scientific World Index, </strong></p> <p><strong>Science Library Index,</strong></p> <p><strong> London School of Hygiene &amp; Tropical Medicine (LSHTM Research Online),</strong></p> <p><strong> ResearchBib,</strong></p> <p><strong> International Innovative Journal Impact Factor,</strong></p> <p><strong> <span class="tagline">Scientific Indexing Services (SIS database)</span>,</strong></p> <p><strong>Directory of Research Journals Indexing</strong></p> en-US Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:42:48 +0000 OJS 60 Bovine Tuberculosis in Slaughtered Cattle, Based on Post-Mortem Meat Inspection and Zeihl-Neelson Stain in Yobe State, Nigeria <p>Background and Aim: Tuberculosis is one of the most important infectious diseases of cattle in Nigeria and Africa. This study aimed at determining the prevalence of tuberculosis, based on post-mortem meat inspection and Zeihl-Neelson Stain in slaughtered cattle Yobe State.<br>Materials and Methods: The study was carried out from 10 major abattoirs/slaughter houses that supply meat to the public in Yobe State. Slaughtered cattle were subjected to details meat inspection/examination and epidemiological data such as sex, breed, age and location of lesion were observed from each carcass. These carcasses were examined visually for changes in colour, (pale yellow or gray) or morphology and then palpated before incision from the surrounding tissues. Samples were obtained and subjected to Zeihl-Neelsen staining to detect acid-fast bacilli from granulomatous tissues.<br>Results: A total of One Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty Three (1923) cattle, consisting e Eight Hundred and Thirty Six (836) males and One Thousand and Eighty Seven (1087) females were Examined for gross TB lesions. The overall positives out of 1923 cattle examined were One Hundred and Sixty Seven (167) with a prevalence of (8.7%, 95%CI = 6.1-11.8). Based on sex 71(8.5%, 95%CI = 5.9-10.9) males were positives while 96(8.8%, 95%CI = 6.4-11.9) females were positives. The chi-squire (x2) test of significance based on sex shows the difference was not statistically significant at (P&lt;0.05). This study found that breeds and age groups of cattle examined were statistically associated with prevalence of bovine tuberculosis lesions in slaughtered cattle (P&lt;0.05).<br>Conclusions: In conclusion, this study highlight the importance of bovine tuberculosis and it public health implications in cattle in the study area in particular. Measures for control are also been suggested.</p> Abubakar U. B, Ibrahim S, Danbirni S, Lawson L, Abdulkadir I. A, Kwaga J.P, Abdulrazaq G. H, Muhammad H ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 16 Jun 2018 12:39:39 +0000