Waterborne toxoplasmosis, northeastern Brazil

Heukelbach, Jorg, Meyer-Cirkel, Vanessa, Moura, Rômulo César Sabóia, Gomide, Marcia, Queiroz, José Ajax Nogueira, Saweljew, Peter, and Liesenfeld, Oliver (2007) Waterborne toxoplasmosis, northeastern Brazil. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 13 (2). pp. 287-289.

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Abstract

Two waterborne outbreaks of toxoplasmosis have been described recently in southern Brazil. We present data from a community-based study of pregnant women in northeastern Brazil. Consumption of homemade ice was the only variable associated with seropositivity (adjusted odds ratio, 3.1, 95% confidence interval, 1.53–6.24). Our results suggest that water is a source of infection with Toxoplasma gondii.

Item ID: 2406
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1080-6059
Keywords: toxoplasmosis; Brazil; waterborne; outbreaks; Toxoplasma gonii
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Heukelbach J, Meyer-Cirkel V, Moura RCS, Gomide M, Queiroz JAN, Saweljew P, Liesenfeld O (2007) Waterborne toxoplasmosis, northeastern Brazil. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 13 (2). pp. 287-289.

Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2009 23:11
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety @ 60%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 40%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920404 Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response) @ 60%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920405 Environmental Health @ 40%
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