Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …

Acta Parasitologica

4 Issues per year


IMPACT FACTOR 2017: 1.039
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 1.121

CiteScore 2017: 1.17

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.641
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.738

Online
ISSN
1896-1851
See all formats and pricing
More options …
Volume 60, Issue 4

Issues

Seroprevalence and correlates of Toxoplasma gondii infection in dairy cattle in northwest China

Qi-Dong Tan
  • State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu Province 730046, PR China
  • College of Animal Science and Technology, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei, Anhui Province 230036, PR China
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Xiao-Yu Yang
  • State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu Province 730046, PR China
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Ming-Yang Yin
  • State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu Province 730046, PR China
  • College of Veterinary Medicine, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, Hunan Province 410128, PR China
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Ling-Ying Hu
  • State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu Province 730046, PR China
  • College of Animal Science and Technology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, Fujian Province 350002, PR China
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Si-Yuan Qin
  • State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu Province 730046, PR China
  • College of Animal Science and Technology, Jilin Agriculture University, Changchun, Jilin Province 130118, PR China
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Jin-Lei Wang
  • State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu Province 730046, PR China
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Dong-Hui Zhou
  • Corresponding author
  • State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu Province 730046, PR China
  • College of Animal Science and Technology, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei, Anhui Province 230036, PR China
  • Email
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Xing-Quan Zhu
  • State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu Province 730046, PR China
  • College of Animal Science and Technology, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei, Anhui Province 230036, PR China
  • Jiangsu Co-innovation Center for the Prevention and Control of Important Animal Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses, Yangzhou University College of Veterinary Medicine, Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province 225009, PR China
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
Published Online: 2015-09-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2015-0087

Abstract

Prevalence of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii and risk factors with infection were assessed in dairy cattle from Gansu Province and Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (NXHAR), northwest China. In total, 1657 serum samples were collected and assayed by the modified agglutination test. The overall seroprevalence was 4.83% at a 1:100 cut-off, with titers of 1:100 in 72, 1:200 in 4, 1:400 in 4. Among the risk factors examined, no statistically significant difference was observed between T. gondii seroprevalence and regions or age of dairy cattle in the logistic regression analysis (P>0.05) and left out of the final model. However, numbers of pregnancies of dairy cattle was considered as main risk factor associated with T. gondii infection. Dairy cattle in nulliparity group (8.89%) had 6 times (OR=6.31, 95% CI, 2.69-14.83, P<0.001) higher risk of being seropositive compared to dairy cattle in 3 or above 3 pregnancies group (1.52%), followed by 1 pregnancy group (4.27%) had nearly 3 times (OR=2.89, 95% CI, 1.11-7.52, P = 0.03) higher risk of being seropositive compared to dairy cattle in 3 or above 3 pregnancies group, although no statistical difference was found between 2 pregnancies group and 3 or above 3 pregnancies group (P = 0.70). The results of this survey indicated the presence of T. gondii infection in dairy cattle in Gansu Province and NXHAR, which enriches the epidemiological data of T. gondii infection in dairy cattle in China, and is helpful to strengthen prevention and control of T. gondii infection in dairy cattle in these two regions.

Keywords: Seroprevalence; Toxoplasma gondii; dairy cattle; MAT; northwest China

References

  • Cong W., Meng Q.F., Song H.Q., Zhou D.H., Huang S.Y., Qian A.D., Su C., Zhu X.Q. 2014. Seroprevalence and genetic characterization of Toxoplasma gondii in three species of pet birds in China. Parasites and Vectors, 7, 152Web of ScienceGoogle Scholar

  • Dubey J.P. 2010. Toxoplasmosis of animals and humans, 2nd Edn. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA Dubey J.P., Hotea I., Olariu T.R., Jones J.L., Dărăbuş G. 2014. Epidemiological review of toxoplasmosis in humans and animals in Romania. Parasitology, 141, 311-325Google Scholar

  • Dubey J.P., Jones J.L. 2008. Toxoplasma gondii infection in humans and animals in the United States. International Journal for Parasitology, 38, 1257-1278Web of ScienceGoogle Scholar

  • Dubey J.P., Lago E.G., Gennari S.M., Su C., Jones J.L. 2012b. Toxoplasmosis in humans and animals in Brazil: high prevalence, high burden of disease, and epidemilology. Parasitology, 139, 1375-1424Web of ScienceGoogle Scholar

  • Dubey J.P., Thulliez P., Weigel R.M., Andrews C.D., Lind P., Powell E.C. 1995. Sensitivity and specificity of various serologic tests for detection of Toxoplasma gondii infection in naturally infected sows. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 56, 1030-1036Google Scholar

  • Dubey J.P., Tiao N., Gebreyes W.A., Jones J.L. 2012a. A review of toxoplasmosis in humans and animals in Ethiopia. Epidemiology and Infection, 140, 1935-1938Web of ScienceGoogle Scholar

  • Jones J.L., Dubey J.P. 2012. Foodborne toxoplasmosis. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 55, 845-851Web of ScienceGoogle Scholar

  • Lopes A.P., Dubey J.P., Neto F., Rodrigues A., Martins T., Rodrigues M., Cardoso L. 2013. Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in cattle, sheep, goats and pigs from the North of Portugal for human consumption. Veterinary parasitology, 193, 266-269Google Scholar

  • Qiu J.H., Wang C.R., Zhang X., Sheng Z.H., Chang Q.C., Zhao Q., Wu S.M., Zou F.C., Zhu X.Q. 2012. Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in beef cattle and dairy cattle in northeast China. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, 9, 579-582Web of ScienceGoogle Scholar

  • Yu L., Shen J., Su C., Sundermann C.A. 2013. Genetic characterization of Toxoplasma gondii in wildlife from Alabama, USA. Parasitology Research, 112, 1333-1336Web of ScienceGoogle Scholar

  • Zhou D.H., Zhao F.R., Lu P., Xia H.Y., Xu M.J., Yuan L.G., Yan C., Huang S.Y., Li S.J., Zhu X.Q. 2012. Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in dairy cattle in southern China. Parasites and Vectors, 5, 48 Google Scholar

About the article

Received: 2015-01-09

Revised: 2015-03-31

Accepted: 2015-05-05

Published Online: 2015-09-25

Published in Print: 2015-12-01


Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, Volume 60, Issue 4, Pages 618–621, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2015-0087.

Export Citation

W. Stefański Institute of Parasitology, PAS.Get Permission

Citing Articles

Here you can find all Crossref-listed publications in which this article is cited. If you would like to receive automatic email messages as soon as this article is cited in other publications, simply activate the “Citation Alert” on the top of this page.

[1]
Wen-Bin Zheng, Wei Cong, Junling Hou, Jian-Gang Ma, Xiao-Xuan Zhang, Xing-Quan Zhu, Qing-Feng Meng, and Dong-Hui Zhou
Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 2017, Volume 17, Number 3, Page 209

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in