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Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Seroprevalence in Pregnant Women in Urmia, Northwest of Iran, during 2014-2015
Zakieh Rostamzadeh Khameneh * , Nariman Sepehrvand , Mahshid Mohammadian
Background: Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) seroprevalence has been shown to be a potential sign of infection in pregnant women, and it could be applied to check HSV-2 transmission. This study evaluated the anti-HSV-2 IgG prevalence in pregnant women who were referred to health centers in Urmia, Northwest of Iran, during 2014-2015. Methods: Serum samples collected from 86 pregnant women and tested for Anti-HSV-2-specific IgG using a commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays kit. Results: Five (5.8%) pregnant women showed the presence of Anti-HSV-2-specific IgG antibodies. Previous abortion was reported in 16 (19.7%) and 2 subjects in the seronegative and seropositive groups, respectively. Conclusion: Data from the present study indicate a lower number of HSV2-seropositives among the pregnant women in Urmia. This would be a result of low number of studied subjects used in the present study and assessing a large sample is recommended.
Keywords: Herpes simplex virus type 2, Sexually transmitted disease, Iran
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