Seroprevalence and molecular diagnosis of Toxoplasma gondii infection among blood donors in southern Iran.

@article{Sarkari2014SeroprevalenceAM,
  title={Seroprevalence and molecular diagnosis of Toxoplasma gondii infection among blood donors in southern Iran.},
  author={Bahador Sarkari and Reza Shafiei and Mani Zare and Sattar Sohrabpour and Leila Kasraian},
  journal={Journal of infection in developing countries},
  year={2014},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={543-7}
}
INTRODUCTION Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite which can be transmitted to human through a variety of routes including blood transfusion. This cross sectional study aimed to evaluate the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma infection and related epidemiological features among healthy blood donors. METHODOLOGY A total of 1,480 healthy blood donors from five blood service centers in Fars province were analyzed for anti-Toxoplasma antibodies. Blood samples were tested for anti-T. gondii IgG and… CONTINUE READING
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