Toxoplasma gondii: from animals to humans.

@article{Tenter2000ToxoplasmaGF,
  title={Toxoplasma gondii: from animals to humans.},
  author={Astrid M. Tenter and Anja Regina Heckeroth and Louis M. Weiss},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  year={2000},
  volume={30 12-13},
  pages={
          1217-58
        }
}
Toxoplasmosis is one of the more common parasitic zoonoses world-wide. Its causative agent, Toxoplasma gondii, is a facultatively heteroxenous, polyxenous protozoon that has developed several potential routes of transmission within and between different host species. If first contracted during pregnancy, T. gondii may be transmitted vertically by tachyzoites that are passed to the foetus via the placenta. Horizontal transmission of T. gondii may involve three life-cycle stages, i.e. ingesting… Expand
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