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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-45

Prevalence of immunity to toxoplasmosis among pregnant women in UniversityHospital center Hassan II of FEZ city (Morocco)


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

Correspondence Address:
Zineb Tlamcani
Centre Hospitalier Hassan II, Route sidi Hrazem, BP,1835, Fez
Morocco
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5530/ami.2017.4.8

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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 anti-toxoplasma 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.


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