Toxoplasmosis among pregnant women: high seroprevalence and risk factors in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

@article{Doudou2014ToxoplasmosisAP,
  title={Toxoplasmosis among pregnant women: high seroprevalence and risk factors in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.},
  author={Yobi Doudou and Piarroux Renaud and L'Ollivier Coralie and Franck Jacqueline and Situakibanza Hypolite and Muhindo Hypolite and Mitashi Patrick and Inoc{\^e}ncio da Luz Raquel Andreia and Marc van Sprundel and Boelaert Marleen and J P Van geertruyden and Lutumba Tshindele Pascal},
  journal={Asian Pacific journal of tropical biomedicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={69-74}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women, as well as the proportion of acutely infected and risk factors in the Democratic Republic of Congo. METHODS Thirty maternities in Kinshasa were randomly selected and women attending antenatal consultation were invited to participate. They were interviewed with a structured questionnaire about known risk factors (age, meat consumption, contact with soil, and presence of cat) and a venous blood sample was taken. Sera… CONTINUE READING