SEROPREVALENCE OF CYTOMEGALOVIRUS AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN AD-DHALE'E CITY - YEMEN

  • Adel Jumaan Awadh Binsaad Dept. of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Aden, Yemen
  • Arafat Abdo Taleb Dept. of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Aden, Yemen

Abstract

This study aimed to determine the seroprevalence of Cytomegalovirus virus (CMV) infection among pregnant women in Ad Dhale'e city, Yemen. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 130 pregnant women attended for routine antenatal care in Al-Nasser hospital in Ad-Dhale'e city. Serum was obtained and tested for seropositivity of CMV IgG and IgM using electro-chemiluminescence immunoassays  (ECLIA) test. Of 130 blood sample, 122 (93.8 %) and 5 (3.8%) were identified with CMV IgG and CMV IgM seropositive respectively. While, 8 (6.2%) were seronegative (susceptible) to CMV infection. Statistically significant association (P< 0.05) was found between CMV IgG seropositivity and age. This study concluded that there was high seroprevalence of cytomegalovirus infections among pregnant women in Ad-Dhale'e city. Routine antenatal screening of pregnant women for CMV infection should be considered. Further studies with more sample size using advanced methods is recommended.

Keywords: Cytomegalovirus, Seroprevalence, Congenital infection, Ad Dhale'e City

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Published
2022-06-30
How to Cite
Binsaad, A. J. A., & Taleb, A. A. (2022). SEROPREVALENCE OF CYTOMEGALOVIRUS AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN AD-DHALE’E CITY - YEMEN. Electronic Journal of University of Aden for Basic and Applied Sciences, 3(2), 117-123. https://doi.org/10.47372/ejua-ba.2022.2.159