National seroprevalence and risk factors for Zoonotic Toxocara spp. infection.

@article{Won2008NationalSA,
  title={National seroprevalence and risk factors for Zoonotic Toxocara spp. infection.},
  author={Kimberly Y Won and Deanna Kruszon-Moran and Peter Mullineaux Schantz and Jeffrey L. Jones},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2008},
  volume={79 4},
  pages={552-7}
}
To estimate the prevalence of Toxocara spp. infection in a representative sample of the United States population >or= 6 years of age, sera from participants in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1988-1994) were tested for antibodies to Toxocara. Among the 30,930 persons selected for the survey, 82% (N = 25,733) were interviewed, and 91% (N = 23,527) of those interviewed underwent physical examination of which 87% (N = 20,395) were tested. The age adjusted Toxocara… CONTINUE READING
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