Toxoplasma gondii

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Tox·o·plas·ma gon·di·i

(tok'sō-plaz'mă gon'dē-ī),
An abundant, widespread sporozoan species (family Toxoplasmatidae) that is an intracellular, non-host-specific parasite in a great variety of vertebrates. It develops its sexual cycle, leading to oocyst production, exclusively in cats and other felids; proliferative stages (tachyzoites) and tissue cysts (containing bradyzoites) develop in a wide variety of animal species that acquire the infection from ingestion of oocysts, tissue cysts from infected meat, organ transplantation or by transplacental migration, leading to infection in utero.
[G. toxon, bow or arc, + plasma, anything formed]

Toxoplasma gondii

A species of obligate intracellular coccidian protozoans which has its sexual cycle in the GI tract of its definitive host, Felis catus. Infection—formally, toxoplasmosis—results from ingestion of oocytes shed in cat faeces or, very rarely, ingestion of meat contaminated by pseudocysts.

Toxoplasma gondii

Parasitology A species of obligate intracellular coccidian protozoans that has its sexual cycle in the GI tract of its definitive host, Felis catus; infection–toxoplasmosis–is usually the result of ingestion of oocytes shed in cat feces or, very rarely, due to ingestion of meat contaminated by pseudocysts. See Toxoplasmosis.

Tox·o·plas·ma gon·di·i

(tok'sō-plaz'mă gon'dē-ī)
An abundant, widespread sporozoan species that is an intracellular, non-host-specific parasite in a great variety of vertebrates. It develops its sexual cycle, leading to oocyst production, exclusively in cats and other felids; proliferative stages (tachyzoites) and tissue cysts (containing bradyzoites) develop in a wide variety of animal species.
[G. toxon, bow or arc, + plasma, anything formed]

Tox·o·plas·ma gon·di·i

(toksō-plazmă gondē-ī)
Abundant, widespread sporozoan species that may cause in utero infection.
[G. toxon, bow or arc, + plasma, anything formed]
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La infeccion en seres humanos (conocida clinicamente como toxoplasmosis) es generalmente resultado de la ingestion accidental de carne mal cocida con quistes tisulares, o de alimentos o agua contaminados con ooquistes de T. gondii. Aunque tambien se transmite via vertical o congenita (dependiendo de la semana de gestacion) y por transfusiones sanguineas contaminadas con el parasito (Elmore et al., 2010).
It is estimated that approximately one-third of the world's population is infected with T. gondii. This infection may be associated with the consumption of contaminated foods, such as raw or improperly cooked meat (ROBERT-GANGNEUX & DARDE, 2012; HARKER et al., 2015).
T. gondii, a protozoan parasite that infects 2 billion people a year, is found in domestic and wild cats.
Cats are the only definitive host and they excrete environmentally resistant T. gondii oocysts in their faeces.
Infection with the intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is responsible for toxoplasmosis in humans and other warm-blooded animals.
Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is a common food- and waterborne parasite of the phylum Apicomplexa.
Most animals and man serve as intermediate hosts, while domestic cats and wild felids are definitive hosts that have an important role in the transmission of T. gondii infection by shedding oocysts to the environment.
One third of human population of the world is believed to be infected with T. gondii. Cats serve as final host of Toxoplasma gondii and are the main source of contamination of soil and water.
The exposure rate and the prevalence of T. gondii infection varies according to geographic region, population habits as well as socioeconomic conditions (5).
Toxoplasmosis is a zoonosis with a cosmopolitan distribution caused by intracellular protozoa Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii).