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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 431: Toxoplasmosis

By K. Raska

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Title: World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 431: Toxoplasmosis  
Author: K. Raska
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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A meeting of investigators on toxoplasmosis was held in Geneva from 25 to 29 November 1968. In opening the meeting, Dr K. Raska pointed out that this infection is widespread in different parts of the world and that knowledge of some aspects of the problem is limited or lacking. The group reviewed recent progress in the taxonomy, physiology, and immunology of Toxoplasma and in the epidemiology, diagnosis, and therapy of toxoplasmosis. Clinical aspects were briefly discussed in so far as they are related to these fields, but were not dealt with in detail. Particular attention was paid to immunodiagnosis and epidemiology. The group also drew attention to areas in which further research is necessary.

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CONTEXTS Page 1 . Toxoplasma and related organisms . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.1 Distribution in the animal kingdom . . . . . . . . . 5 1.2 Host specificity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 .. 1.3 Location in the host . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 1.4 Morphology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 1.5 Immunology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1.6 Behaviour in experimental animals . . . . . . . . . 8 1.7 Lifecycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 2 . . Physiology and biochemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 3 . Virulence and other factors in infection and resistance . . . 9 4 . Human infection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 5. The infection in domestic and wild animals . . . . . . . . 12 6 . Epidemiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 6.1 Transmission through helminths . . . . . . . . . . 14 6.2 Experiments not involving helminths . . . . . . . . 16 . 6.3 Significance of recent findings . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 6.4 Transmission through arthropods . . . . . . . . . . 17 7 . Diagnostic methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 7.1 Direct demonstration of Toxoplasma . . . . . . . . 18 7.2 Dyetest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 7.3 Complement-fixation test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 7.4 Indirect haemagglutination test . . . . . . . . . . . 20 7.5 Indirect fluorescence test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 . 7.6 Evaluation of serological tests . . . . . . . . . . . 21 7.7 General use of serological tests . . . . . . . . . . . 21 7.8 Skin test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 8. Treatment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 8.1 Congenital toxoplasmosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 5.2 Acquired toxoplasmosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 8.3 Toxoplasmic uveitis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 8.4 Immunopathy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 8.5 Animal toxoplasmosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 8.6 Evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 9 . Laboratory management of the parasite . . . . . . . . . . 25 9.1 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 9.2 Safety precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 9.3 Chemotherapy of exposed persons . . . . . . . . . . 27 10 . Recomn~endations for research . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 11. Services to research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Annex . Families of Toxoplasmida and dehitions of terms . . . 30 Addendum . Transmission of Toxoplasma . . . . . . . . . . 31

 

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