Toxoplasma gondii Oocyst-specific antibodies and source of infection

Claudia A. Muñoz-Zanzi, Paulina Fry, Blaz Lesina, Dolores Hill

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Infection source can determine cost-effective public health interventions. To quantify risk of acquiring Toxoplas- ma gondii from environmental sources versus from meat, we examined serum from pregnant women in Chile. Because 43% had oocyst-specific antibodies, we conclude that contaminated meat remains the primary source of infection but that environmental sources also pose substantial risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1591-1593
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2010


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