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American Journal of Microbiological Research. 2019, 7(4), 118-121
DOI: 10.12691/ajmr-7-4-3
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The Impact of Low Hygiene and Domestic Cats in Transmission of Toxoplasmosis to Human Using ToxoIgG/IgM Rapid Test

Athar Salah ELdin Moustafa1, and Saada Mohamed Nour Kheiry2

1Department of Microbiology, University of Bahri, Khartoum, Sudan

2Department of Microbiology University of Bahri

Pub. Date: December 08, 2019

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Athar Salah ELdin Moustafa and Saada Mohamed Nour Kheiry. The Impact of Low Hygiene and Domestic Cats in Transmission of Toxoplasmosis to Human Using ToxoIgG/IgM Rapid Test. American Journal of Microbiological Research. 2019; 7(4):118-121. doi: 10.12691/ajmr-7-4-3


Objective: This study had been done to investigate the epidemiological role of the low hygiene and existence of domestic cats in the incidence of asymptomatic toxoplasmosis in human. Material and method: Serodiagnosis of Toxoplasma gondii using toxo (IgM, IgG) combo rapid test to detect the immunoglobulin M and G in sera collected from 60 restaurant male and female workers ranging between (15-69) years in Khartoum town. Result: 20% of participant gave positive results for immunoglobulin against Toxoplasma, three individual were IgM positive (5%). 9 individual were IgG positive (15%) only 2 female were diagnosed and they were negative. The highest positivity was given by the age group (37-47) years 50%. 5% were IgM positive and this means they are recently infected. 15% were IgG positive and this means they were either infected or have been immunized after infection. Conclusion: Low hygiene, existence of domestic cats and the Sudanese habit of eating raw meat have a potential epidemiological role in the transmission of toxoplasmosis to human.

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