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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo

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ANARUMA FILHO, Francisco et al. Human toxocariasis: incidence among residents in the outskirts of Campinas, State of São Paulo, Brazil. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 2003, vol.45, n.5, pp.293-294. ISSN 1678-9946.

With the aim of estimating the incidence of infection by Toxocara among residents in the outskirts of Campinas (State of São Paulo, Brazil) two serological surveys, using ELISA anti-Toxocara tests, were performed in January 1999 and January 2000, involving, respectively, 138 and 115 individuals, 75 of which examined in both occasions. Among this group 67 individuals did not show the presence of anti-Toxocara antibodies in 1999, and 12 presented seroconversion in the second survey, revealing an annual incidence rate of 17.9%.

Keywords : Human toxocariasis; Toxocara canis; Incidence; ELISA; Campinas; SP; Brazil.

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