The prevalence and public health significance of Toxoplasma gondii in indigenous meat animals in the Niger Delta.

@article{Arene1984ThePA,
  title={The prevalence and public health significance of Toxoplasma gondii in indigenous meat animals in the Niger Delta.},
  author={F. O. I. Arene},
  journal={Tropenmedizin und Parasitologie},
  year={1984},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={133-5}
}
The prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in indigenous meat animals in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria was measured by serological examination of antibody using the Sabin-Feldman dye-test. Of 300 each of cattle, sheep, goats and pigs examined, 32.8%, 75.2%, 81.6% and 69.2% respectively, possessed significant antibody titres. These results indicate that there exists within meat animals in this area, a considerable reservoir of Toxoplasma which has the potential for transmission as zoonosis to man. 

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