International Journal of Tropical Medicine

Year: 2012
Volume: 7
Issue: 4
Page No. 143 - 150

Sero-Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii Infection in Humans in Khartoum State, Sudan

Authors : Khalil M. Khalil, Aziz A. Ahmed and Intisar E. Elrayah

Abstract: Toxoplasma gondii is one of the most common parasites that cause infection to human. The aim of this study was to conduct a sero-prevalence survey of toxoplasmosis in several target groups. A total of 1146 serum samples were collected and detected against Toxoplasma gondii antibodies using LAT. Five hundred (out of 1146 cases) were positive cases giving prevalence rate of (43.6%). High a prevalence was found among HIV patients (75%), aborters (58.3%) and suspected cases (55.5%). More positive cases were detected by (LAT) in age groups (26-30) years than other groups (p = 0.0001). Prevalence rate by sex was found to be higher in females than males (p<0.05). Residence was found to be significant in rural areas (p = 0.001). The relationship between positive (LAT) and women who aborted was significant (p<0.05). Contact with cats, eating raw meat and eating soil were significant to infection using (LAT) (p = 0.0001, p = 0.0001 and p = 0.006), respectively. High prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii was recorded in Khartoum State.

How to cite this article:

Khalil M. Khalil, Aziz A. Ahmed and Intisar E. Elrayah, 2012. Sero-Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii Infection in Humans in Khartoum State, Sudan. International Journal of Tropical Medicine, 7: 143-150.

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