Table 1: The results of Toxoplasma gondii detection in rodent of Ahvaz, southwest Iran, using PCR, mouse bioassay, and direct microscopy examination methods.

Species PCRMouse bioassayDirect microscopy examinationTotal positive samples

Rattus rattus 212 (9.5%)012
Rattus norvegicus 734 (5.4%)2 (2.7%)04
Mus musculus 60000

Total100 6%2% 1% 6