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Research Project: Assessment of Toxoplasma Gondii in Goat’s Meat, Milk, and Cheese Role in Transmission of Toxoplasmosis to Humans

Location: Animal Parasitic Diseases

Project Number: 8042-32000-090-06
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Jul 01, 2010
End Date: Sep 30, 2014

To assess role of goat meat, milk, and cheese as risk factors for Toxoplasma infection in humans, and pregnant women in particular.

Meat from naturally infected goats will be surveyed for viable Toxoplasma. Goats will be experimentally infected and the excretion of viable Toxoplasma will be studied.

Last Modified: 10/10/2015
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