Toxoplasma gondii is an important foodborne pathogen worldwide, with undercooked meat as the main source of human transmission. In this study, we determined the seroprevalence of T. gondii in free-range pigs from two adjacent villages in the Tumbes region of northern Peru, El Tutumo and Nuevo Progreso. We randomly selected 100 pig serum samples collected during a prior study and processed these using Western Blot to detect IgG anti-T. gondii antibodies. Results indicated a prevalence of 32% (32/100) to T. gondii in pigs. Free-ranging pigs from northern Peru represent a substantial risk for transmission of T. gondii to humans.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100533
JournalVeterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports
StatePublished - Jan 2021

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  • SAG1
  • Seroprevalence
  • Toxoplasma gondii
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Western blot


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