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HUMAN TOXOPLASMOSIS OUTBREAKS AND THE AGENT INFECTING FORM. FINDINGS FROM A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Overview of attention for article published in Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, October 2015
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Title
HUMAN TOXOPLASMOSIS OUTBREAKS AND THE AGENT INFECTING FORM. FINDINGS FROM A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, October 2015
DOI 10.1590/s0036-46652015000500001
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Authors

Luciana Regina MEIRELES, Claudio Cesar Jaguaribe EKMAN, Heitor Franco de ANDRADE JR, Expedito José de Albuquerque LUNA

Abstract

Toxoplasmosis, a worldwide highly prevalent zoonotic infection, is transmitted either by the oocysts, from water and soil, or the tissue cysts, in raw or undercooked infected meat, of Toxoplasma gondii. An ongoing debate is whether there are differences between the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of the outbreaks due to one or the other infective form of the agent. We performed a systematic review, recovering 437 reported outbreaks of which 38 were selected. They were complete reports containing ascribed Toxoplasma infecting form, and clinical and demographic data. There was no gender or age group selection in the outbreaks, which were described more often in the Americas. A large number of individuals were affected when oocysts, associated with soil and water contaminated with cat feces, were considered the transmission source. Onset of symptoms occurred early when the infection was ascribed to meat tissue cysts (11.4 ± 6.7 days) with sharpened temporal distribution of cases, while a broader and prolonged appearance of new cases was observed when oocysts in water were the source of the infection (20 ± 7 days, p < 0.001). Such information may be useful in the design and implementation of control strategies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 62 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Professor > Associate Professor 2 3%
Other 2 3%
Researcher 1 2%
Student > Bachelor 1 2%
Unknown 56 90%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 3%
Philosophy 1 2%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 2%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 2%
Unknown 57 92%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 June 2021.
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#2,323,722
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Outputs from Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
#12
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#61,665
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Outputs of similar age from Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
#2
of 16 outputs
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