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Toxoplasma infection in an urban community

Br Med J 1969; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5676.141 (Published 18 October 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;4:141
  1. J. H. Price

    Abstract

    A survey was undertaken in an urban community to examine the intrafamilial epidemiology of toxoplasma infection and its relation to a set of environmental variables. Statistically significant relations were found with (a) ownership of a dog or cat; (b) the handling of pet food, particularly cat food; and (c) a “risk” score compounded from the handling of pet food and lack of cleanliness in the kitchen.