Volume 5, Issue 1 (9-2018)                   J Jiroft Univ Med Sci 2018, 5(1): 259-266 | Back to browse issues page

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Narooi Dehnavi M, Nourollahi Fard S R, Khovand H, Sakhaee E. Seroepidemiologic study on the prevalence of anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in referred women to south of Kerman Province laboratories. J Jiroft Univ Med Sci. 2018; 5 (1) :259-266
URL: http://journal.jmu.ac.ir/article-1-191-en.html
1- Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran
2- Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran , Ehsan_Sakhaee@uk.ac.ir
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Introduction: Toxoplasmosis is a common infectious disease between humans and livestock. Toxoplasmosis is a global zoonosis caused by Toxoplasma gondii. The prevalence of toxoplasmosis and its related risk factors vary in different areas. The present study aimed to determine the sero-prevalence of toxoplasmosis in the south of Kerman, Iran.
Methods: The current study is a cross-sectional study. Accordingly, 186 samples who were referred to laboratories in southern Kerman province were tested for the presence of anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibody using the ELISA method. Moreover, in order to measure some effective risk factors, demographic information including age, education, marital status, pregnancy, and abortion history were recorded.
Results: Thirty sera among 186 samples (16.1 percent) had positive titer against Toxoplasma gondii. The results showed that there were no significant relationships between the prevalence of toxoplasmosis and age, education, marital status, pregnancy or abortion history.
Conclusion: According to the results, it is necessary to raise public awareness in order to prevent the disease.

 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medical Sciences / Microbiology
Received: 2018/05/14 | Accepted: 2018/06/12 | Published: 2018/08/20

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