Oocyst Ingestion As An Important Transmission Route of Toxoplasma gondii In Brazilian Urban Children

@inproceedings{Dattoli2011OocystIA,
  title={Oocyst Ingestion As An Important Transmission Route of Toxoplasma gondii In Brazilian Urban Children},
  author={Vitor Camilo Cavalcante Dattoli and Rafael Valente Veiga and S{\'e}rgio Souza da Cunha and Lain Pontes-de-carvalho and Maur{\'i}cio Lima Barreto and Neuza Maria Alc{\^a}ntara-Neves},
  booktitle={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2011}
}
Abstract Toxoplasmosis is a cosmopolitan protozoan infection. Data regarding risk factors for the post-natal acquisition of Toxoplasma gondii infection in childhood are limited. We conducted a serological survey for T. gondii IgG antibodies and associated risk factors in 1,217 children 4–11-yr-old from Salvador, Brazil, using a commercial ELISA kit; antibodies were found in 17.5% of the children. Age (OR  =  2.18; 95% CI: 1.50–3.17) and maternal schooling level (OR  =  0.62; 95% CI: 0.42–0.92… Expand
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