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A serological survey of toxoplasmosis in pigs in Ghana was carried out between October 1997 and April 1998 in the three ecological zones of Ghana: the Coastal Savannah, the Forest Belt and the Guinea Savannah. Antibody against Toxoplasma gondii was measured in pig serum using a microplate-ELISA which had a sensitivity and specificity of 90.2 and 92.3%,(More)
Street food refers to food and beverages prepared and sold by vendors in streets and other public places for immediate consumption. In Ghana street foods are sold at small eating places popularly known as 'chop bars'. Food safety studies were conducted on the premises of 160 'chop bars' in the Ga District of Ghana in July 1998. Only three (1.8%) of the(More)
In 988 heads of cattle of all age groups and both sexes of various breeds and crosses at location near Legon/Accra the occurrence of supernumerary teats was studied. They were found to be more frequent in Sokoto Gudale and mixed Zebus (21 and 27%) than in the West African Shorthorn and N'Dama (8 and 6%). Crosses of these breeds with Friesian also had a(More)
The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used to detect anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in 1258 small ruminants (732 sheep and 526 goats) sampled from 28 different locations in the three ecological zones of Ghana. The animals sampled had an overall seroprevalence of 30.5% (384 of the total). Sheep had a higher overall prevalence (33.2%) compared(More)
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