The occurrence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in people and animals from rural environment of Lublin region - estimate of potential role of water as a source of infection.

@article{Sroka2010TheOO,
  title={The occurrence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in people and animals from rural environment of Lublin region - estimate of potential role of water as a source of infection.},
  author={Jacek Sroka and Angelina W{\'o}jcik-Fatla and Jolanta Szymańska and Jacek Dutkiewicz and Violetta Zając and Jacek Zwoliński},
  journal={Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine : AAEM},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={125-32}
}
A total of 254 humans and 489 domestic animals living on farms in the Lublin province (eastern Poland) were examined for the presence of antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii using, respectively, the ELFA and direct agglutination tests. In parallel, 182 samples of potable water, mostly from shallow household wells, were taken on farms and examined for the presence of T. gondii by microscopy and PCR. The frequency of seropositive reactions in farm inhabitants (66.9 percent) was significantly… CONTINUE READING
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