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Med Mal Infect. 1996 Apr;26 Suppl 3:431-6.

[Toxoplasmosis among pregnant women in France : Seroprevalence, seroconversion and knowledge levels. Trends 1965-1995.].

[Article in French]

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Direction Générale de la Santé, 124 rue Sadi Carnot - F-92170 Vanves, France.

Abstract

The main trends and the significant points concerning the evolution of seroprevalence, seroconversion's rate and knowledge's level of preventive measures against toxoplasmosis in pregnant women in France are : a progressive decrease of immunisation's ratio with regional variation (national mean is estimated at 54 % in 1995); diversity of factors having a potential influence on the contamination, the trends of most of them tend to decrease the contamination but the exact impact is difficult to appreciate; stability of seroconversion's rate since 15 years 4 to 5 p.1000 of the whole pregnancy for nine months exposition period; ways of contamination are still the same; few informations about knowledge's level concerning preventives measures and performances of educative action.

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17292315

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