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Title: TOXOPLASMOSIS: PUBLIC HEALTH, CATS AND PREVENTION

Author
item DUBEY JITENDER P

Submitted to: Journal of the American Medical Association
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/19/1994
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Infection by the protozoan parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, is widely prevalent in warm-blooded animals including humans. Humans become infected by ingesting food or water contaminated with oocysts from infected cats, or ingesting uncooked meat from infected animals or from mother to the fetus. This brochure, written for lay persons, outlines preventive measures.