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Volume 80, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

In view of the worldwide importance of and and the limited data on the seroprevalence of these parasites in Egypt, this study aimed to estimate the prevalence of anti- and anti- antibodies in rabbits, cattle, and humans. We used ELISA methods based on surface antigen 2 of (SAG2t) and surface antigen 1 of (SAG1t). High seroprevalence of (51.49%) was detected in pregnant women, and antibodies to were also detected in human samples (7.92%). Anti- or antibodies were detected in cattle (SAG2t: 10.75%; SAG1t: 20.43%). In rabbits, only one sample was positive (1.85%). The high prevalence of toxoplasmosis and neosporosis in cattle affects the development of the livestock industry and is also an important infective source for human infection in Egypt.

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  • Received : 18 May 2008
  • Accepted : 25 Sep 2008

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