Study of Immune Status for Rubella, Cytomegalovirus, Hepatitis B Virus, and Toxoplasma gondii in Sera of University Students

Authors

  • Saif A.J. Al-Shalah
  • Doaa Adil Abood
  • Sarah Kassab Shandaway Al-Zamali
  • Israa Habeeb Nasser
  • Laith A.I.K. Al-Kaif

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15537

Keywords:

Rubella, Cytomegalovirus, Hepatitis B virus, and Toxoplasma gondii

Abstract

The study was conducted to know the range of spread of Rubella virus, Cytomegalovirus, Hepatitis B virus,
and Toxoplasma gondii among students at Al-Mustaqbal University College, its impact on society in the
province of Babylon. Therefore this study includes the evaluation of the immune status in sera of students
to the investigation from Toxoplasma gondii, Rubella virus, Cytomegalovirus by IgM/IgG rapid test and
Hepatitis B virus by HBV-5 rapid test of 90 specimens that were collected during the period extending from
January 2019 to March 2019. Data about individuals have been collected aseptically in sterile containers,
after getting all data in the special formula including, name, gender, age. It revealed that Cytomegalovirus
formed (CMV) 13.3% followed by Toxoplasma gondii 0% Rubella 0%, depending on IgM. While shows
result in IgG seropositivity to Rubella was 60% followed by CMV was 36.7% and Toxoplasma was 10%.
The results of the present study showed that all HBs Ag and HBe Ag were negative whereas HBe Ab and
HBc Ab were positive, while HBs Ab was only three positive from other samples.

Author Biographies

Saif A.J. Al-Shalah

Lecturer Department of Medical Laboratory Techniques, Al Mustaqbal University College, Babylon, Hilla, Iraq

Doaa Adil Abood

Lecturer Department of Dentistry, Al Mustaqbal University College, Babylon, Hilla, Iraq

Sarah Kassab Shandaway Al-Zamali

Lecturer Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Telfer, Nursing College, Telfer, Iraq

Israa Habeeb Nasser

Lecturer Department of Medical Laboratory Techniques, Al Mustaqbal University College, Babylon, Hilla, Iraq

Laith A.I.K. Al-Kaif

Lecturer Department of Medical Laboratory Techniques, Al Mustaqbal University College, Babylon, Hilla, Iraq

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Al-Shalah, S. A. ., Abood, D. A. ., Shandaway Al-Zamali, S. K. ., Nasser, I. H. ., & Al-Kaif, L. A. . (2021). Study of Immune Status for Rubella, Cytomegalovirus, Hepatitis B Virus, and Toxoplasma gondii in Sera of University Students. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 1609-1612. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15537

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