Low prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in pork from slaughter houses in the central of China [post]

2019 unpublished
Toxoplasma gondii is widely distributed and can infect many species of warm-blooded animals , including swine. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of T. gondii infection in pork from the cent er of China. A total of 2 798 samples, including 305 hearts, 2086 diaphragm s , and 4 0 7 sera were collected from Henan Province, China . The modified agglutination test was used to detect antibodies against T. gondii in ser a from jugular vein blood and heart blood (cut-off: 1:25) , diaphragm
more » ... 25) , diaphragm exudate (cut-off: 1:10) . T. gondii DNA was screened from the digestive juice of all diaphragm tissue samples , and attempt to isolate viable T. gondii strain by bioassay in mice. Results: A total of 9.94% (278/2798) swine showed sera conversion of T. gondii antibodies. Region ,
doi:10.21203/rs.2.15958/v1 fatcat:p7iikpllvnekxclhowtnnfu42a