Bayesian Evaluation of Three Serological Tests for Detecting Antibodies against spp. among Humans in the Northwestern Part of Ecuador.

Last updated on 1-2-2022 by Wesley Van Dessel

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Brucellosis is an important but neglected zoonosis that causes serious economic losses both in livestock and human populations. The aim of the present study was to estimate the true prevalence of brucellosis together with diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of three serological tests in humans of the northwestern part of Ecuador using a Bayesian approach adjusted for the dependencies among the multiple tests to avoid any misinterpretation. In addition, the causal agent responsible for human brucellosis was also identified. Using a total of 3,733 samples collected from humans in this area…

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