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MATERNAL PREVALENCE OF TOXOPLASMA ANTIBODY BASED ON ANONYMOUS NEONATAL SEROSURVEY - A GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSIS

ADES, AE; PARKER, S; GILBERT, R; TOOKEY, PA; BERRY, T; HJELM, M; WILCOX, AH; ... PECKHAM, CS; + view all (1993) MATERNAL PREVALENCE OF TOXOPLASMA ANTIBODY BASED ON ANONYMOUS NEONATAL SEROSURVEY - A GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSIS. EPIDEMIOL INFECT , 110 (1) 127 - 133. 10.1017/S0950268800050755. Green open access

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Abstract

A total of 12902 neonatal samples collected on absorbent paper for routine metabolic screening were tested anonymously for antibodies to toxoplasma. Seroprevalence varied from 19.5% in inner London, to 11.6% in suburban London, and 7.6% in non-metropolitan districts. Much of this variation appeared to be associated with the proportions of livebirths in each district to women born outside the UK. However, additional geographical variation remained and seroprevalence in UK-born women was estimated to be 12.7% in inner London. 7.5% in suburban London, and 5.5% in non-metropolitan areas. These estimates are considerably lower than any previously reported in antenatal sera in the UK. The wide geographical variation highlights a need for further research to determine the relative importance of different routes of transmission.

Type: Article
Title: MATERNAL PREVALENCE OF TOXOPLASMA ANTIBODY BASED ON ANONYMOUS NEONATAL SEROSURVEY - A GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSIS
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268800050755
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950268800050755
Language: English
Additional information: © 1993 Cambridge University Press
Keywords: INFECTION
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > Genetics and Genomic Medicine Dept
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > Population, Policy and Practice Dept
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1352191
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