Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: April 12, 1999
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Ingestion of tissue cysts in uncooked, infected meat and oocysts in food or water contaminated with cat feces are the 2 major routes for transmission of T. gondii . The survival of oocysts in the environment is covered by J.K. Frenkel in Chapter ____. This chapter covers formation, persistence, survival of tissue cysts in meat and the risk of acquiring T. gondii from ingesting infected meat.