Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
On-line version ISSN 1678-9849
SPALDING, Silvia Maria; AMENDOEIRA, Maria Regina Reis; KLEIN, Carlos Henrique and RIBEIRO, Luis Carlos. Serological screening and toxoplasmosis exposure factors among pregnant women in South of Brazil. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2005, vol.38, n.2, pp. 173-177. ISSN 1678-9849. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822005000200009.
Serological screening and evaluation of exposure factors for Toxoplasma gondii transmission were conducted in 2126 pregnant women from southern Brazil. Specific antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii were presented by 74.5% (n=1583) of the pregnant women evaluated. Contact with soil was found to be the major factor for infection.
Keywords : Congenital toxoplasmosis; Exposure factor; Pregnant women; Epidemiology; South Brazil.