Toxoplasmosis: A Global Threat

Joao Furtado, Justine Smith, Rubens Belfort, Devin Gattey, Kevin Winthrop

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    Abstract

    Toxoplasmosis, a disease described worldwide, which is caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii, commonly involves the retina. The disease has a higher impact in immunocompromised individuals and in congenital infection because of the severity of central nervous system involvement. Although simple prophylactic measures could reduce transmission, T. gondii seroprevalence is still high, especially in South America. Educational campaigns and the development of new drugs to prevent primary infection could potentially reduce the burden of the disease.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)281-284
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Global Infectious Diseases
    Volume3
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

    Keywords

    • Congenital toxoplasmosis
    • Ocular toxoplasmosis
    • Toxoplasmic encephalitis

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    Furtado, J., Smith, J., Belfort, R., Gattey, D., & Winthrop, K. (2011). Toxoplasmosis: A Global Threat. Journal of Global Infectious Diseases, 3(3), 281-284. https://doi.org/10.4103/0974-777X.83536