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1 February 2013 Low Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii Infection Among Women in Northeastern Thailand
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Toxoplasma gondii infection was studied in Khon Kaen, northeastern Thailand. Blood specimens were collected from 493 non-pregnant women between 2009 and 2012. Presence of antibodies to T. gondii was determined using the latex agglutination test (cutoff titer 1:32). Thirteen of 493 (2.6%) were found to be seropositive for T. gondii infection. There was no age dependence in the prevalence. The present study reporting a low prevalence of T. gondii infection in northeastern Thailand suggests that the traditional lifestyles and climatic environments may limit the emergence of toxoplasmosis in this region.

C. Sakae, S. Natphopsuk, W. Settheetham-Ishida, and T. Ishida "Low Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii Infection Among Women in Northeastern Thailand," Journal of Parasitology 99(1), (1 February 2013). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-3222.1
Published: 1 February 2013
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