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Brucellosis a possible link to Increased Stillbirths: A Population based Study from Malta, 1919-1954
  • Lianne Tripp,
  • Larry A. Sawchuk,
  • Mahinda Samarakoon
Lianne Tripp
University of Toronto Scarborough

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Larry A. Sawchuk
University of Toronto Scarborough
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Mahinda Samarakoon
University of Toronto Scarborough
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This study is novel in that it quantitatively exams the impact of human brucellosis, an endemic zoonotic disease in Malta from 1919 until 1954, and the impact on reproductive loss through stillbirths. Based on regression analysis, brucellosis had a statistically significant effect (t = 2.8986, p = 0.0039) on stillbirth rate for males, but the effect of brucellosis on stillbirths is not statistically significant for females (p = 0.9103). This paper points to the importance of brucellosis, one of the most common zoonotic diseases, as having implications for health burden in women and fetuses in the contemporary context; this relationship has been largely ignored in the literature.
28 Jul 2023Submitted to Public Health Challenges
28 Jul 2023Submission Checks Completed
28 Jul 2023Assigned to Editor
08 Aug 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
11 Mar 20241st Revision Received
16 Mar 2024Submission Checks Completed
16 Mar 2024Assigned to Editor
16 Mar 2024Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
21 Apr 2024Editorial Decision: Revise Minor