Incidence and prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in women in France, 1980–2020: model-based estimation

@article{Nogareda2013IncidenceAP,
  title={Incidence and prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in women in France, 1980–2020: model-based estimation},
  author={Francisco Nogareda and Yann Le Strat and Isabelle Villena and Henriette de Valk and Véronique Goulet},
  journal={Epidemiology and Infection},
  year={2013},
  volume={142},
  pages={1661 - 1670}
}
SUMMARY Toxoplasmosis is a worldwide zoonosis due to Toxoplasma gondii, a ubiquitous protozoan parasite of warm-blooded animals including humans. In pregnant women, primary infection can cause congenital toxoplasmosis resulting in severe malformations in the newborn. Since 1978, public health authorities in France have implemented a congenital toxoplasmosis prevention programme, including monthly serological screening of all seronegative pregnant women, and treatment in case of seroconversion… Expand
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