Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection among inhabitants in the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe

Chia Kwung Fan, Chien Ching Hung, Kua Eyre Su, Hung Yi Chiou, Vilfrido Gil, Maria da Conceicao dos Reis Ferreira, Lian Fen Tseng

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Abstract

The level of Toxoplasma gondii infection among the general population of the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe is unclear. The T. gondii infection status of inhabitants who visited National Central Hospital on Sao Tome Island was assessed by a latex agglutination test. The overall seroprevalence was 74.5% (120/161). No significant gender difference in seroprevalence was found between males and females. The older age group (≥45 years) had significantly higher seroprevalence (80.0%, 28/35) than the younger age group (2 = 16.04, P <0.001).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1157-1158
Number of pages2
JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume101
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

Keywords

  • Latex agglutination test
  • Protozoan antibodies
  • Risk factors
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Seroprevalence
  • Toxoplasma gondii

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Medicine(all)

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