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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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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: 1245-32000-090-06
Project Type: Reimbursable

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

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

Approach:
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: 7/24/2014
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