Waterborne toxoplasmosis, northeastern Brazil
Heukelbach, Jorg, Meyer-Cirkel, Vanessa, Moura, Rômulo César Sabóia, Gomide, Marcia, Queiroz, José Ajax Nogueira, Saweljew, Peter, and Liesenfeld, Oliver (2007) Waterborne toxoplasmosis, northeastern Brazil. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 13 (2). pp. 287-289.
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Two waterborne outbreaks of toxoplasmosis have been described recently in southern Brazil. We present data from a community-based study of pregnant women in northeastern Brazil. Consumption of homemade ice was the only variable associated with seropositivity (adjusted odds ratio, 3.1, 95% confidence interval, 1.53–6.24). Our results suggest that water is a source of infection with Toxoplasma gondii.
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