The infection with Toxocariasis in Kirkuk city, Iraq
The present study carried out through the period from July till October 2019 to determine the seroprevalence of Toxocariasis in Kirkuk city population and report its relationship with some epidemiological factors. Questionnaire form is performed to record information about individuals under study. A blood samples of 200 cases are collected from individuals either playing football on a dirt field, people live in rural areas or in countrysides, in addition to students in schools and colleges; of both genders (male and female). Anti-Toxocara immunoglobulin G (IgG) is detected in serum of individuals included the study using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay(ELISA) technique. The total seroprevalence of Toxocariasis reported in the study is (8%). The infection is more prevalent in males (7%) than females (1%) with peak seroprevalence (28.1%) determined within the age group 5-12 years. In primary school the highest seroprevalence (11.66%) is determined. Toxocariasis is more prevalent in rural areas (10.22%) than in urban areas (6.25%).