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Serological screening and toxoplasmosis exposure factors among pregnant women in South of Brazil

Triagem sorológica e fatores de risco para toxoplasmose em gestantes no Sul do Brasil

Silvia Maria Spalding Maria Regina Reis Amendoeira Carlos Henrique Klein Luis Carlos Ribeiro About the authors

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.

Congenital toxoplasmosis; Exposure factor; Pregnant women; Epidemiology; South Brazil

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