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Toxoplasma gondii infection in animal-friendly pig production systems

by 5m Editor
21 December 2004, at 12:00am

THE NETHERLANDS - Consumption of undercooked pork meat products has been considered a major risk factor for contracting toxoplasmosis in humans. Indoor farming and improved hygiene have drastically reduced Toxoplasma infections in pigs over the past decades. Whether introduction of animal-friendly production systems will lead to a reemergence of Toxoplasma infections in pigs is not yet known. Investigating this possibility was the purpose of this study.

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