Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine

Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-8731


Giordanna Andrioli

Porto Alegre Clinical Hospital, Porto Alegre, Brazil

  • Research Article   
    Outbreak of Toxoplasmosis in the City of Santa Maria, Brazil
    Author(s): Bonnie Arquilla, Christina Bloem, Daniela Burguêz, Giordanna Andrioli and Silvana Teixeira Dal Ponte*

    Introduction: In the first months of 2018, there was an increase in the number of cases of fever possibly related to Toxoplasmosis in the city of Santa Maria, Brazil, reaching significant values. Toxoplasmosis is an autoimmune acute infection usually asymptomatic in 80-90% of immunocompetent adults. In this outbreak, attention is drawn to the intensity of the symptoms presented, which were observed in more than 70% of the cases. Objective: To report the cases of the outbreak of toxoplasmosis in the city of Santa Maria, Brazil. Methods: Cross-sectional study. Data were collected from bulletins published by the Municipal Health Department of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Results: The outbreak of toxoplasmosis in Santa Maria was confirmed on April 19, 2018. Until June 14, 2018, 510.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2329-8731.19.7.191

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