Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies among pregnant women in District Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pakistan

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Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies among pregnant women in District Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pakistan

Feroz Khan, Muhammad Rooman, Hameed Ur Rehman, Abdur Rab, Aamir Khan, Abid Ur Rehman, Abdullah Khan, Asad Ullah, Maqsood Ali
Int. J. Biosci.12( 5), 233-237, May 2018.
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Toxoplasmosis is a common zoonotic disease and caused by parasite, Toxoplasma gondii. It also causes of high morbidity and mortality in all animals and human beings. The present study was conducted during February to November 2015, for the detection of Toxoplasma gondii infection in pregnant women. Total of 150 blood samples were collected from pregnant women randomly. Among these 98.68% (148/150) blood samples were negative and 1.32% (02/150) were positive with IgM and IgG antibodies. Similarly the ages (20-30) and (31-40) years were more susceptible to the toxoplasmosis. Uneducated pregnant women were only susceptible to the Toxoplasma gondii infection. The rural area patients were more screened for Toxoplasma gondii infection as compared to the urban communities.


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