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  • The epidemiological characteristics of toxoplasmosis in the Chinese population.

    Author(s) : Liu MinChen XiaoGuang

    Author Affiliation : Department of Parasitology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510515, China.

    Author Email : xgchen@fimmu.com

    Journal article : Acta Parasitologica et Medica Entomologica Sinica 2010 Vol.17 No.3 pp.184-191 ref.many

    Abstract : Toxoplasmosis is a zoonosis caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii, which is distributed worldwide. In recent years, the Chinese lifestyles and eating habits have changed much and more and more Chinese people are keeping pets, these phenomena may increase the chance of infection of T. gondii. To investigate the prevalence of T. gondii infection in Chinese population, the lately epidemiological characteristics of toxoplasmosis in China is reviewed in present manuscript.

    ISSN : 1005-0507

    Record Number : 20103380664

    Publisher : Editorial Board of Acta Parasitologica et Medica Entomologica Sinica

    Location of publication : Beijing

    Country of publication : China

    Language of text : Chinese

    Language of summary : English

    Indexing terms for this abstract:

    Organism descriptor(s) : man, Protozoa, Toxoplasma, Toxoplasma gondii

    Descriptor(s) : Chinese, disease prevalence, epidemiology, human diseases, infections, parasites, parasitoses, protozoal infections, reviews, toxoplasmosis

    Identifier(s) : parasitic diseases, parasitic infestations, parasitosis, People's Republic of China, protozoal diseases

    Geographical Location(s) : China

    Broader term(s) : Homo, Hominidae, primates, mammals, vertebrates, Chordata, animals, eukaryotes, Toxoplasma, Sarcocystidae, Eucoccidiorida, Apicomplexa, Protozoa, APEC countries, Developing Countries, East Asia, Asia