Comparative Studies on Toxoplasmosis in Different Provinces of Afghanistan

Authors

  • Abdul Wakil Qarluq Medical Sciences Research Center, Ghalib University, Kabul, Afghanistan https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5765-3534
  • Mohammad Shapoor Bakhtyar Medical Sciences Research Center, Ghalib University, Kabul, Afghanistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.62134/ajbms/v2.i1.khatamuni.6

Abstract

Toxoplasmosis a zoonotic disease caused by Toxoplasma Gondii (T.gondii) is a serious health problem for most undeveloped countries including Afghanistan. The prevalence of toxoplasmosis in Afghanistan varies between different provinces, with rural areas showing a higher risk of infection compared to urban areas. This may be due to the lifestyle and environmental factors in these regions, such as agricultural practices, contact with animals, and consumption of contaminated food and water. The high prevalence of toxoplasmosis among pregnant women is particularly concerning, as it can lead to severe complications for both the mother and the unborn child. Overall, addressing toxoplasmosis in Afghanistan requires a multifaceted approach that considers the unique social, cultural, and environmental factors influencing its transmission and impact on human health. This may involve targeted interventions in rural areas, where the risk of infection is higher, as well as broader public health campaigns to raise awareness and promote preventive measures across the country. By addressing these factors, it may be possible to reduce the burden of toxoplasmosis and improve the overall health outcomes for the population of Afghanistan.

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Published

2024-01-11

How to Cite

Qarluq, A. W., & Bakhtyar, M. S. (2024). Comparative Studies on Toxoplasmosis in Different Provinces of Afghanistan. Afghanistan Journal of Basic Medical Science, 2(1), 39–42. https://doi.org/10.62134/ajbms/v2.i1.khatamuni.6