Prevalence of immunity to toxoplasmosis among pregnant women in University Hospital Center Hassan II of FEZ city (Morocco)

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Acta Medica International,2017,4,1,43-45.
Published:November 2016
Type:Original Article

Prevalence of immunity to toxoplasmosis among pregnant women in University Hospital Center Hassan II of FEZ city (Morocco)

Zineb Tlamcani1 , Ghita Yahyaoui2 , Mustapha Mahmoud2

1Laboratory of Parasitology Mycology, University Hospital Center Hassan II of Fez, Morocco.

2Laboratory of Microbiology, University Hospital Center Hassan II of Fez, Morocco. 

Abstract:

Introduction: Toxoplasma infection is considered as the most frequent infection in both animals and humans. It is due to protozoan parasite belonging to phylum of Apicomplexa, Toxoplasma Gondiiwhich can have severe congenital consequences if acquired in pregnancy. Material and methods: In this prospective study, toxoplasmosis seroprevalence was searched in asymptomatic pregnant women attending the central laboratory of university hospital center Hassan II of Fes city between 2010 and 2015. Samples are treated by chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay. Results: In our study the rate of IgG antitoxoplasma was 39.7% which is close to other Moroccan cities and different from Europe. Conclusion: The variances in prevalence between different region is related to different factors such as habit of eating, contact with cat and mediocre sanitation and hand hygiene.

Sero-incidence of T. Gondii