Congenital toxoplasmosis

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How common is toxoplasmosis and congenital toxoplasmosis?

About 1.1 million people per year are infected with toxoplasmosis in the United States. It is estimated that there are about 400 to 4,000 babies born with congenital toxoplasmosis every year in the United States. Surveys have shown that about 15% of women of child-bearing age are infected with the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis.

Jones, J., Lopez, A. and Wilson, M. (2003) Congenital toxoplasmosis. Am Fam Physician 67(10): 2131-2138.

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