Toxoplasma in animals, food, and humans: An old parasite of new concern

Beniamino T. Cenci-Goga, Paul V. Rossitto, Paola Sechi, Cheryl M E McCrindle, James S Cullor

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

99 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

All hosts, including humans, can be infected by any one of the three forms of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii that correspond to three morphological stages: tachyzoite, bradyzoite, and sporozoite form. Felids are definitive hosts for T. gondii, which is an intracellular pathogen that infects a wide range of warm-blooded intermediate hosts. Toxoplasmosis is a disease where the interest of the diverse medical and veterinary specialties converge. Awareness needs to be increased that toxoplasmosis can induce clinical disease not only in immunocompromised patients or through congenital infections, but also in healthy patients. This is a review article that aims at illustrating why toxoplasmosis should be regarded a veterinary public health issue and how veterinary practitioners can contribute in controlling the infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)751-762
Number of pages12
JournalFoodborne Pathogens and Disease
Volume8
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

Fingerprint

Toxoplasma
toxoplasmosis
Toxoplasmosis
food animals
Parasites
Toxoplasma gondii
parasites
Food
Sporozoites
tachyzoites
Felidae
sporozoites
Immunocompromised Host
intermediate hosts
Infection
infection
veterinarians
public health
Public Health
Medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology

Cite this

Toxoplasma in animals, food, and humans : An old parasite of new concern. / Cenci-Goga, Beniamino T.; Rossitto, Paul V.; Sechi, Paola; McCrindle, Cheryl M E; Cullor, James S.

In: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, Vol. 8, No. 7, 01.07.2011, p. 751-762.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cenci-Goga, Beniamino T. ; Rossitto, Paul V. ; Sechi, Paola ; McCrindle, Cheryl M E ; Cullor, James S. / Toxoplasma in animals, food, and humans : An old parasite of new concern. In: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 2011 ; Vol. 8, No. 7. pp. 751-762.
@article{4305184adfd441549864a15b4c1c8a5a,
title = "Toxoplasma in animals, food, and humans: An old parasite of new concern",
abstract = "All hosts, including humans, can be infected by any one of the three forms of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii that correspond to three morphological stages: tachyzoite, bradyzoite, and sporozoite form. Felids are definitive hosts for T. gondii, which is an intracellular pathogen that infects a wide range of warm-blooded intermediate hosts. Toxoplasmosis is a disease where the interest of the diverse medical and veterinary specialties converge. Awareness needs to be increased that toxoplasmosis can induce clinical disease not only in immunocompromised patients or through congenital infections, but also in healthy patients. This is a review article that aims at illustrating why toxoplasmosis should be regarded a veterinary public health issue and how veterinary practitioners can contribute in controlling the infection.",
author = "Cenci-Goga, {Beniamino T.} and Rossitto, {Paul V.} and Paola Sechi and McCrindle, {Cheryl M E} and Cullor, {James S}",
year = "2011",
month = "7",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1089/fpd.2010.0795",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "8",
pages = "751--762",
journal = "Foodborne Pathogens and Disease",
issn = "1535-3141",
publisher = "American Chemical Society",
number = "7",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Toxoplasma in animals, food, and humans

T2 - An old parasite of new concern

AU - Cenci-Goga, Beniamino T.

AU - Rossitto, Paul V.

AU - Sechi, Paola

AU - McCrindle, Cheryl M E

AU - Cullor, James S

PY - 2011/7/1

Y1 - 2011/7/1

N2 - All hosts, including humans, can be infected by any one of the three forms of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii that correspond to three morphological stages: tachyzoite, bradyzoite, and sporozoite form. Felids are definitive hosts for T. gondii, which is an intracellular pathogen that infects a wide range of warm-blooded intermediate hosts. Toxoplasmosis is a disease where the interest of the diverse medical and veterinary specialties converge. Awareness needs to be increased that toxoplasmosis can induce clinical disease not only in immunocompromised patients or through congenital infections, but also in healthy patients. This is a review article that aims at illustrating why toxoplasmosis should be regarded a veterinary public health issue and how veterinary practitioners can contribute in controlling the infection.

AB - All hosts, including humans, can be infected by any one of the three forms of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii that correspond to three morphological stages: tachyzoite, bradyzoite, and sporozoite form. Felids are definitive hosts for T. gondii, which is an intracellular pathogen that infects a wide range of warm-blooded intermediate hosts. Toxoplasmosis is a disease where the interest of the diverse medical and veterinary specialties converge. Awareness needs to be increased that toxoplasmosis can induce clinical disease not only in immunocompromised patients or through congenital infections, but also in healthy patients. This is a review article that aims at illustrating why toxoplasmosis should be regarded a veterinary public health issue and how veterinary practitioners can contribute in controlling the infection.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79959832371&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=79959832371&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1089/fpd.2010.0795

DO - 10.1089/fpd.2010.0795

M3 - Article

C2 - 21486145

AN - SCOPUS:79959832371

VL - 8

SP - 751

EP - 762

JO - Foodborne Pathogens and Disease

JF - Foodborne Pathogens and Disease

SN - 1535-3141

IS - 7

ER -