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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 143-5

Prevalence of toxoplasmosis in Indian women of child bearing age.

Division of Zoonosis, National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Delhi

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V Mittal
Division of Zoonosis, National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Delhi

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A total of 2075 women in child bearing age and with past bad obstetrical history were serologically examined by the indirect immunofluorescence antibody test for Toxoplasma antibodies. 160 (7.72%) serum samples were positive with a titre of 1:64 or more. Maximum prevalence as well as highest titres of antibodies were seen in women aged 36 years and above indicating repeated infections. No association between seropositivity and contact with animals was observed. The low overall prevalence is due to infrequent and uncommon practices of ingesting undercooked or uncooked food especially meat.

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