Vaccination against toxoplasmosis: current status and future prospects

D. Schaap, A.N. Vermeulen, C.W. Roberts, J. Alexander

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Abstract

Chapter focusing on vaccination against toxoplasmosis. Toxoplasmosis is caused by a one-celled protozoan parasite known as Toxoplasma gondii. In the United States, it is estimated that approximately 30% of cats, the primary carriers, have been infected by T. gondii. Most humans contract toxoplasmosis by eating cyst-contaminated raw or undercooked meat, vegetables, or milk products or when they come into contact with the T. gondii eggs from cat feaces while cleaning a cat's litterbox, gardening, or playing in a sandbox.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationToxoplasma gondii the Model Apicomplexan - Perspective and Methods
Pages721-760
Number of pages39
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • vaccination
  • toxoplasmosis
  • biomedical sciences

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