Sources of Toxoplasma gondii infection in pregnancyBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7254.127 (Published 15 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:127
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I totally agree with Dubey, that soil contamined with cat feces is a
very important route of transmission. The last two seroconverion cases
that I have interviewed had in common the place were their children used
to play. Both mothers refered to take the previous child to play in the
sand box of the same club. They referred that they used to see cats around
the place. A survey was conducted in the place and Toxoplasma was found in
Kids, when playing with sand, use to take home sand everywhere: in their
shoes, clothes, hair and even inside their ears. I believe this may be an
important source of contamination. Because mohers have to clean that and
may became contaminated that way. So in a next survey I would include the
women´s parity and I would ask if she herself or her children have contact
with sand in parks or school/daycare centre. Also, I would include this
specific topic in the list of preventive measures against the disease:
Wash hands after cleaning your kid when they return from playing with
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