SEROEPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY FOR TOXOPLASMOSIS IN KHALIS CITY POPULATION AND ITS VILLEGES / DIYALA PROVINCE .

Abstract

This study aimed to determine the rate of infection by Toxoplasm agondii in AL- Khalis district Cross section khalis and to detect the effect of a certain factors such as age ,sex ,occupation , social class and contact with domestic cats. The study used Direct Agglutination Test (DAT) to detect Toxoplasma antibodies . So this study showed that the rate of infection by toxoplasmosis among tested population 45.6% for the examined blood samples . and there were significant relationship between anti-toxoplasma antibodies and age(P<0.05) , while there were no significant relationship between social class and the rate of seropositivity.Also this study showed a presence of percentage rate 0.5% for parturition malformated embryo as a result of transmission of infection from mother to embryo transplacenta .The higher rates of abortion due to toxoplasmosis was found to be in the first trimester of pregnant women whose who had previous abortion with percentage 30.5% , 13.3% respectively.