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


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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