Toxoplasmosis among the ticuna indians in the state of Amazonas, Brazil
Lovelace, J. K
Moraes, Mário Augusto Pinto de
Results of a serologic survey for Toxoplasma gondii among 408 Ticuna Indians from five villages in western Brazil are presented and compared with the results of 61 non-Indian inhabitants of the town of Codajas, Amazonas. Indirect hemagglutination antibody titers greater than or equal to 64 were found in 39% of the Ticuna population as compared to 77% of the Codajas population. Prevalence rates of titers greater than or equal to 256 were 20.3% for Ticunas and 39.3% for Codajas. Prevalence rates of titers greater than or equal to 256 in Ticuna villages where dietary habits were most variable were higher and more similar to those of non-Indian populations than were the prevalence rates of this titer range in villages where the animal food source was predominantly fish.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-citationLOVELACE, J. K.; MORAES, M. A. P.; HAGERBY, E. Toxoplasmosis among the ticuna indians in the state of Amazonas, Brazil. Tropical and Geographical Medicine, v. 30, n. 3, p. 295-300, Sept. 1978.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-decsPrimaryToxoplasmose / diagnóstico