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Congenital toxoplasmosis over 10 years in a low-incidence population

Jude C Jayamaha, Peter Robertson and William D Rawlinson
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (7): 443-444. || doi: 10.5694/mja11.11237
Published online: 16 April 2012

To the Editor: Vertical transmission of Toxoplasma gondii can result in significant morbidity in the fetus and newborn, although it is rare in Australia.1 Antenatal testing has shown seroprevalence of 23%–35%,2,3 which is possibly lower than overseas estimates. This may be because there is a higher awareness in Australian mothers of the risks of contracting toxoplasma infection from uncooked meat.

  • Jude C Jayamaha1
  • Peter Robertson1
  • William D Rawlinson2

  • 1 University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 South Eastern Area Laboratory Services, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: w.rawlinson@unsw.edu.au

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