Isolation and genotyping of viable Toxoplasma gondii from sheep and goats in Ethiopia destined for human consumption34073

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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BACKGROUND: Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite that infects humans and a broad spectrum of warm-blooded vertebrates. The present study was undertaken with the objectives of isolation and determining the genotypes of T. gondii strains from sheep and goats slaughtered in East and West Shewa Zones of Oromia Regional State, Central Ethiopia. METHODS: Hearts of 47 sheep and 44 goats that were seropositive in the Direct Agglutination Test (DAT) were bioassayed in mice. A multiplex PCR assay with 15 microsatellite markers was employed for genotyping of T. gondii isol…

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