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J Vet Med Sci. 2011 Oct;73(10):1375-6. Epub 2011 Jun 16.

Toxoplasma gondii seroprevalence in domestic animals and humans in Mymensingh District, Bangladesh.

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  • 1Department of Parasitology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.

Abstract

The seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii was examined in adult women and domestic animals used for meat products from the Mymensingh District, Bangladesh. Cattle, goats and sheep showed a high seroprevalence (12, 32 and 40%, respectively), while the sera from all fifteen women examined in the same area were seronegative. Considering that primary infection in women during pregnancy can cause abortion and congenital defects, accidental ingestion of T. gondii infected meat products from domestic animals represents a risk factor for adult women living in the same area.

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