Transmission of Toxoplasma gondii in Panama City, Panama: a five-year prospective cohort study of children, cats, rodents, birds, and soil.

@article{Frenkel1995TransmissionOT,
  title={Transmission of Toxoplasma gondii in Panama City, Panama: a five-year prospective cohort study of children, cats, rodents, birds, and soil.},
  author={Jacob Karl Frenkel and Khatab Mohammed Hassanein and Ruth S. Hassanein and Eric H. Brown and Philippe Thulliez and R Quintero-Nunez},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1995},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={458-68}
}
A cohort of more than 500 children from Panama City, Panama was studied prospectively over five years for acquisition of antibody to Toxoplasma gondii. The direct agglutination test showed that 72 of 571 children seroconverted between one and six years of age, for a cumulative incidence of 12.6%. Children were examined by pediatricians quarterly, and illnesses that had occurred in the interval and their activities were noted on questionnaires. Thirty-eight variables were examined for their role… CONTINUE READING
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