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|Title:||Seroprevalence and associated risk factors of Toxoplasmosis among pregnant women in Hebron district, Palestine|
|Publisher:||EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal,|
|Citation:||Nijem, K.I. & Al Amleh, S. (2009). Seroprevalence and associated risk factors of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women in Hebron district, Palestine. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (5), 1278-1284, 2009 https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117759|
|Abstract:||To measure the prevalence of toxoplasmosis, we tested 204 pregnant women for IgG and IgM antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii using an enzyme-linked immunoassay. The study was conducted in Hebron district during the year 2005. The seroprevalence of IgG antibodies to T. gondii was 27.9% while IgM seroprevalence was 17.6%; the seroprevalence of T. gondii increased with age. More women from rural areas [36.8%] had IgG antibodies to T. gondii than urban women [21.4%]. Possible routes of infection were contaminated soil, drinking rainwater and eating raw vegetables rather than eating uncooked meat or contact with cats. The prevalence of previous abortion was 37.3%, with a slight [but not statistically significant] association with toxoplasmosis|
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