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ABSTRACT: The seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis in pigs was investigated in Yunnan province, Southwestern China between March 2008 and January 2009. A total of 831 serum samples were collected from 9 counties and assayed for Toxoplasma gondii antibodies by indirect haemagglutination (IHA) test. Antibodies to T. gondii were found in 16.97% (141/831) with slaughter pigs having the highest rate (22.28%), followed by breeding sows (16.59%). The results of the present survey indicated that infection with T. gondii in pigs is widely spread in China, including the Yunnan province, and is of public health concern.
Parasitology International 07/2009; 58(3):306-7. · 2.30 Impact Factor