2018, Cilt 34, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 194-200
Investigation of seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in hospital staff and health school students in Elazig by Elisa
Sinan İrtegün1, Nazir Dumanlı2
1Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Genel Cerrahi Servisi Elazığ, Türkiye
2Kırgızistan Türkiye Manas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı Bişkek, Kırgızistan
2Fırat Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı Elazığ, Türkiye
Keywords: Toxoplasma gondii, seroprevalance, ELISA, Elazig

Aim: This study was conducted on the purpose of determining the existence and prevalence of toxoplasmosis among the voluntary group consisting of physician, nurses, cooks and intern students from five different hospitals in Elazig.

Material and Methods: A total of 100 blood samples, which were drawn from the physician, nurses, cooks and students each consisting of 25, were examined by ELISA for the existence of anti-T. gondii IgM and IgG antibodies.

Results: In 27 out of 100 samples which examined for Toxoplasma gondii IgG was detected positive, and 14 out of them was detected positive for IgM. The highest IgG seropositivity was seen in nurses (68%), it was followed by cooks (32%) and physician (8%), and no positivity was detected in students. IgM seropositivity was 20% for physician and trainees, and it was 8% for cooks and nurses. "IgG seropositivity was 31,2% among those with raw meat eating habit, similarly the rate was 23,5% among those having no experience of raw meat eating habit." Among the participants who had cats at home, 28.3% were seropositive, and seropositivity rate was 22.5% in the persons who had no cat in their life"The infection prevalence among age groups 18-25, 26-30, and ≥31 was 3.70% (1 of 27), 47.8% (11 0f 23), 28% (14 of 50) respectively.

Conclusion: In this study, it was determined that T.gondii positivity was higher especially in nurses among other health workers. And seropositivity was found to be higher in groups with raw meat consumption or in cat owners.