Lack of awareness of risk factors for primary toxoplasmosis in pregnancy.
AffiliationDepartment of Paediatrics, The Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland. email@example.com
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
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CitationLack of awareness of risk factors for primary toxoplasmosis in pregnancy. 2011, 180 (4):807-11 Ir J Med Sci
JournalIrish journal of medical science
AbstractThe overall seroprevalence of toxoplasma antibodies in women of childbearing age in Ireland is 25% . Hence, 75% of women remain susceptible to primary toxoplasma infection during pregnancy, which if transmitted to the foetus can cause ocular, neurological and other sequelae. Toxoplasma exposure during pregnancy can be avoided if there is an awareness of the potential sources of infection, mainly contaminated food, water, soil and cat faeces.