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Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Dec;19(12):1981-4. doi: 10.3201/eid1912.121892.

Acute Toxoplasma gondii infection among family members in the United States.

Abstract

We investigated 32 families of persons with acute toxoplasmosis in which > or = 1 other family member was tested for Toxoplasma gondii infection; 18 (56%) families had > or = 1 additional family member with acute infection. Family members of persons with acute toxoplasmosis should be screened for infection, especially pregnant women and immunocompromised persons.

KEYWORDS:

Toxoplasma; Toxoplasma gondii; United States; acute Toxoplasma infection; acute toxoplasmosis; families; parasites; protozoa; toxoplasmosis

PMID:
24274896
PMCID:
PMC3840881
DOI:
10.3201/eid1912.121892
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