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Title: Outbreak of ocular toxoplasmosis in Coimbatore, India.
Authors: Palanisamy, Manikandan
Madhavan, Bhaskar
Balasundaram, Manohar Babu
Andavar, Raghuram
Venkatapathy, Narendran
Issue Date: 14-Jun-2006
Citation: Palanisamy M, Madhavan B, Balasundaram MB, Andavar R, Venkatapathy N. Outbreak of ocular toxoplasmosis in Coimbatore, India. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2006 Jun; 54(2): 129-31
Abstract: Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite that infects up to a third of the world's population. Infection is mainly acquired by ingestion of food that is contaminated with oocysts. We report an outbreak of ocular toxoplasmosis, which is an acute acquired type rather than reactivation of congenital toxoplasmosis. Our preliminary investigation points to municipal water contamination. This outbreak only proves the need of an effective public health system and health education in curtailing any outbreak.
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