Serological survey of Toxoplasma gondii infection among slaughtered pigs in northwestern Taiwan.

Chia Kwung Fan, Kua Eyre Su, Yu Jen Tsai

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摘要

A serological survey of Toxoplasma gondii infection among slaughtered pigs in the largest slaughterhouse located in Taoyuan County of northwestern Taiwan was conducted using the latex agglutination (LA) test during 1998. The overall seroprevalence of T. gondii infection was 28.8% (32/111) with LA titers of 1:32 (6, 18.8%), 1:64 (10, 31.2%), 1:128 (9, 28.1%), 1:256 (6, 18.8%), and 1:512 (1, 3.1%). No significant difference (P > 0.05) in seroprevalence between male (28.6%, 20/70) and female (29.7%, 12/41) slaughtered pigs was observed. A decreasing trend in the seroprevalence among slaughtered pigs examined in the same slaughterhouse was observed because of a lower seroprevalence (P <0.05) than that (44.4%, 128/288) previously reported about 10 yr ago using the LA test. Nevertheless, it is important to avoid eating raw or undercooked pork in order to prevent the acquisition of T. gondii infection among people in Taiwan.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)653-654
頁數2
期刊Journal of Parasitology
90
發行號3
出版狀態已發佈 - 六月 2004

指紋

Toxoplasmosis
Seroepidemiologic Studies
serological surveys
Toxoplasma gondii
Taiwan
pig
seroprevalence
Swine
Latex Fixation Tests
latex agglutination test
Abattoirs
swine
infection
slaughterhouses
Agglutination
Latex
agglutination
latex
pork
Eating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology

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Serological survey of Toxoplasma gondii infection among slaughtered pigs in northwestern Taiwan. / Fan, Chia Kwung; Su, Kua Eyre; Tsai, Yu Jen.

於: Journal of Parasitology, 卷 90, 編號 3, 06.2004, p. 653-654.

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