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Volume 16, Number 10—October 2010

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Toxoplasma gondii Oocyst–specific Antibodies and Source of Infection

Claudia A. Muñoz-ZanziComments to Author , Paulina Fry, Blaz Lesina, and Dolores Hill
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (C. Muñoz-Zanzi); Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile (C. Muñoz-Zanzi, P. Fry, B. Lesina); United States Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, USA (D. Hill)

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Detection of Toxoplasma gondii in 494 low-income pregnant women from Valdivia Province, Chile. *<15%, indicates acute infection; †15%–30%, indicates possible infection within <6 mo (4 samples from recently infected women were not tested for SSP antibodies); ‡>30%, excludes recent (within 3 mo) infection (9 samples from women with chronic infection were not tested for SSP antibodies). –, negative; +, positive; Ig, immunoglobulin; SSP, sporozoite-specific protein antibodies.

Figure. Detection of Toxoplasma gondii in 494 low-income pregnant women from Valdivia Province, Chile. *<15%, indicates acute infection; †15%–30%, indicates possible infection within <6 mo (4 samples from recently infected women were not tested for SSP antibodies); ‡>30%, excludes recent (within 3 mo) infection (9 samples from women with chronic infection were not tested for SSP antibodies). –, negative; +, positive; Ig, immunoglobulin; SSP, sporozoite-specific protein antibodies.

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