Introduction: Toxoplasmosis is a zoonosis caused by Toxoplasma gondii. This study investigated the prevalence and factors associated with toxoplasmosis among pregnant women. Methods: We followed an analytical observational study. From July 2016 to June 2017, 218 pregnant women were selected. The infection was detected through serological dosage of anti-T.gondii Immunoglobulin(Ig) M and IgG antibodies. Results: The seroprevalence was 35.8%; the factors associated with infection were consumption of non-drinking water, residence in an urban area, and threatened abortion during the current pregnancy. Conclusions: The seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis among pregnant women is high. The risk factors are dependent on environmental determinants.
|Idioma original||Inglés estadounidense|
|Número de artículo||e20190164|
|Publicación||Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical|
|Estado||Publicada - 1 ene 2020|