Published in Law and Health Weekly, August 14th, 2004
According to a study from Mexico, "Toxoplasma gondii is the etiological agent of toxoplasmosis and is the most frequent and best known of the parasitic diseases. In the United States, a serological Survey from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that an estimated 23% of adolescents and adults have laboratory evidence of infection with T. gondii. Although toxoplasmosis is asymptomatic or shows self-limited symptoms in adults, in pregnant women infections can cause severe health problems to the fetus if the parasites are transmitted."
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