A. M. Swalem 1, A. Feturi 2
1-Department of Medicine, Al Arab Medical University, Benghazi, G.S.P.L.A.J 2-Department of Parasitology, Al Arab Medical University, Benghazi, G.S.P.L.A.J
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 17, No. 1-2. January/July l994:14-20
The prevalence of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in pregnant women and in women of childbearing age in Benghazi is 50.1%. The prevalence of antibodies in children is low (10%), and in school girls aged 11 —20 years is 51%
Girls may become infected when they reach their late teens. Direct contact with cats did not seem to play a major role in the transmission of the infection and indirect transmission of the infection seems more likely. Contact with contaminated raw meat may be an important way of transmission of the infection in the area.
Keywords: Prevalence of Antibodies to Texoplasma gondii in Pregnant Women and in Different Age Groups in Benghazi