Toxoplasmosis among the Ticuna indians in the state of Amazonas, Brazil

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1978
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United States Army Medical Research Unit. Belém, PA, Brasil / Instituto Evandro Chagas. Belém, PA, Brasil.
United States Army Medical Research Unit. Belém, PA, Brasil / Instituto Evandro Chagas. Belém, PA, Brasil.
United States Army Medical Research Unit. Belém, PA, Brasil / Instituto Evandro Chagas. Belém, PA, Brasil.
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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.
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Região Amazônica, Ticuna, Doenças Infecto-Parasitárias
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Brasil, Índios Sul-Americanos, Ecossistema Amazônico, Saúde de Populações Indígenas, Saúde da Criança, Toxoplasmose
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LOVELACE, 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.
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