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Zoonotic toxoplasmosis in chicken.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15881017     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Modified agglutination test (MAT) was applied to 150 chicken sera (90 were farm-bred and 60 house-bred chickens). The prevalence of Toxoplasma antibodies was 18.7%. In house-bred chickens positive cases were 18 out of 60 (30.0%), while in farm-bred chickens positive cases were 10 out of 90 (11.1%). Histopathological sections of the seropositive chickens showed tissue lesions which were most likely to be induced by T. gondii. Tissue cysts of T. gondii were demonstrated in the liver, brain, heart and skeletal muscles of 22 (78.6%) out of 28 positive chickens. These tissue cysts were found mostly in the brain of seropositive chickens. Epidemiological implications of these data for public health significance were discussed.
Ahmed K Deyab; Raafat Hassanein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1110-0583     ISO Abbreviation:  J Egypt Soc Parasitol     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-09     Completed Date:  2005-07-21     Revised Date:  2013-05-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8102141     Medline TA:  J Egypt Soc Parasitol     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  341-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt.
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MeSH Terms
Agglutination Tests / veterinary
Antibodies, Protozoan / blood*
Chickens / parasitology*
Poultry Diseases / epidemiology*,  pathology,  transmission
Public Health
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Toxoplasma / immunology*,  isolation & purification
Toxoplasmosis, Animal / epidemiology*,  pathology,  transmission
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Protozoan

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