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Epidemiologia da infecção por Toxoplasma gondii no município de Ribeirão das Neves, MG: I. importância dos animais domésticos como fonte de infecção do T. gondii para o homem

During a six month period (June 1983 to January 1984), a case-control study was carried out to determine if the variables associated with domestic animals contact would be correlated with the prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection. A randomized sample of 500 subjects from the population of Ribeirão das Neves, Minas Gerais, Brazil was studied. A statistically significant correlation was found with cat, chicken and pig contact but none with consumption of meat, milk and eggs.

Epidemiology; Toxoplasmosis; Domestic animals


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