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Toxoplasmosis as a travel risk.
Travel Med Infect Dis. 2014 Nov-Dec; 12(6 Pt A):592-601.TM

Abstract

Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite with worldwide distribution that infects more than one third of the global population. Primary infection in immunocompetent individuals is usually asymptomatic; however, different organs can be affected in immunocompromised individuals leading to the development of encephalitis, myocarditis or pneumonitis. The prevalence of infection with Toxoplasma as well as its genetic structure varies geographically and for that reason travel may be considered as a risk factor to acquire the infection. As toxoplasmosis is a foodborne disease, health care providers should give health education on prevention measures to all prospective travelers in order to decrease the risk of infection in endemic areas. This review presents an overview of the infection with T. gondii with some considerations for travelers to and from endemic zones.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Departamento de Ciencias Básicas, Grupo Infección e Inmunidad, Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, Pereira, Colombia; Member of the Working Group on Zoonoses of the International Society for Chemotherapy (ISC). Electronic address: jcsepulv@utp.edu.co.Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Grupo GEPAMOL, Centro de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad del Quindio, Armenia, Colombia. Electronic address: gepamol2@uniquindio.edu.co.National Reference Laboratory for Toxoplasmosis, Institute for Medical Research, University of Belgrade, Dr. Subotića 4, P.O. Box 102, 11129 Belgrade, Serbia. Electronic address: bobicb@imi.bg.ac.rs.Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Departamento de Ciencias Básicas, Grupo Infección e Inmunidad, Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, Pereira, Colombia; Facultad de Salud, Universidad Autónoma de Manizales, Manizales, Colombia. Electronic address: cang@autonoma.edu.co.Member of the Working Group on Zoonoses of the International Society for Chemotherapy (ISC); National Reference Laboratory for Toxoplasmosis, Institute for Medical Research, University of Belgrade, Dr. Subotića 4, P.O. Box 102, 11129 Belgrade, Serbia. Electronic address: olgicadj@imi.bg.ac.rs.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24951321

Citation

Sepúlveda-Arias, Juan C., et al. "Toxoplasmosis as a Travel Risk." Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, vol. 12, no. 6 Pt A, 2014, pp. 592-601.
Sepúlveda-Arias JC, Gómez-Marin JE, Bobić B, et al. Toxoplasmosis as a travel risk. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2014;12(6 Pt A):592-601.
Sepúlveda-Arias, J. C., Gómez-Marin, J. E., Bobić, B., Naranjo-Galvis, C. A., & Djurković-Djaković, O. (2014). Toxoplasmosis as a travel risk. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 12(6 Pt A), 592-601. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmaid.2014.05.007
Sepúlveda-Arias JC, et al. Toxoplasmosis as a Travel Risk. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2014;12(6 Pt A):592-601. PubMed PMID: 24951321.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Toxoplasmosis as a travel risk. AU - Sepúlveda-Arias,Juan C, AU - Gómez-Marin,Jorge E, AU - Bobić,Branko, AU - Naranjo-Galvis,Carlos A, AU - Djurković-Djaković,Olgica, Y1 - 2014/06/07/ PY - 2014/02/18/received PY - 2014/04/22/revised PY - 2014/05/23/accepted PY - 2014/6/22/entrez PY - 2014/6/22/pubmed PY - 2015/8/4/medline KW - Clinical presentation KW - Prevention KW - Toxoplasmosis KW - Travelers KW - Treatment SP - 592 EP - 601 JF - Travel medicine and infectious disease JO - Travel Med Infect Dis VL - 12 IS - 6 Pt A N2 - Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite with worldwide distribution that infects more than one third of the global population. Primary infection in immunocompetent individuals is usually asymptomatic; however, different organs can be affected in immunocompromised individuals leading to the development of encephalitis, myocarditis or pneumonitis. The prevalence of infection with Toxoplasma as well as its genetic structure varies geographically and for that reason travel may be considered as a risk factor to acquire the infection. As toxoplasmosis is a foodborne disease, health care providers should give health education on prevention measures to all prospective travelers in order to decrease the risk of infection in endemic areas. This review presents an overview of the infection with T. gondii with some considerations for travelers to and from endemic zones. SN - 1873-0442 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24951321/full_citation L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1477-8939(14)00115-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -