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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Toxoplasma Gondii

Author
item Dubey, Jitender

Submitted to: Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: June 10, 2002
Publication Date: June 10, 2002
Citation: Dubey, J.P. 2002. Toxoplasma gondii. Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology 3176-3183.

Interpretive Summary: Infections by the single-celled parasite Toxoplasma gondii are widely prevalent in livestock and humans. It causes mental retardation and loss of vision in congenitally-infected children and abortion in livestock. This paper reviews its structure, biology, life cycle, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment and control.

Technical Abstract: Infections by the single-celled parasite Toxoplasma gondii are widely prevalent in livestock and humans. It causes mental retardation and loss of vision in congenitally-infected children and abortion in livestock. This paper reviews its structure, biology, life cycle, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment and control.

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