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Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel Juárez University of Durango State Biomedical Research Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine and Nutrition Avenida Universidad S/N 34000 Durango Mexico

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Sandy Pacheco-Vega Juárez University of Durango State Biomedical Research Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine and Nutrition Avenida Universidad S/N 34000 Durango Mexico

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Jesús Hernández-Tinoco Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado Clínica de Medicina Familiar Predio Canoas S/N 34079 Durango Mexico

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Diana Saldaña-Simental Juárez University of Durango State Biomedical Research Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine and Nutrition Avenida Universidad S/N 34000 Durango Mexico

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Luis Sánchez-Anguiano Juárez University of Durango State Institute for Scientific Research “Dr. Roberto Rivera-Damm” Avenida Universidad S/N 34000 Durango Mexico

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Misael Salcedo-Jáquez Juárez University of Durango State Biomedical Research Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine and Nutrition Avenida Universidad S/N 34000 Durango Mexico

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Agar Ramos-Nevárez Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado Clínica de Medicina Familiar Predio Canoas S/N 34079 Durango Mexico

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Oliver Liesenfeld

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José Márquez-Conde Juárez University of Durango State Biomedical Research Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine and Nutrition Avenida Universidad S/N 34000 Durango Mexico

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Sandra Cerrillo-Soto Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado Clínica de Medicina Familiar Predio Canoas S/N 34079 Durango Mexico

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Lucio Martínez-Ramírez Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado Clínica de Medicina Familiar Predio Canoas S/N 34079 Durango Mexico

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The association of infection with Toxoplasma gondii and occupational exposure to animals has been scantly determined. We performed a case-control study with 200 subjects from Durango Province, Mexico, occupationally exposed to animals and 200 age- and gender-matched subjects without this occupation. Sera from all participants were analyzed for anti-T. gondii IgG and IgM antibodies using enzyme-linked immunoassays. The association of seroprevalence with sociodemographic, work, clinical, and behavioral characteristics in cases was determined.Cases and controls had similar frequencies of anti-T. gondii IgG antibodies (12/200: 6.0% and 11/200: 5.5%, respectively) (OR = 3.0; 95% CI: 0.12–73.64; P = 1.0). The frequency of sera with high (>150 IU/ml) levels of anti-T. gondii IgG antibodies was comparable among cases and controls (P = 0.61). Seroprevalence of anti-T. gondii IgM antibodies was similar in cases (4, 2.0%) than in controls (4, 2.0%) (P = 1.0). Multivariate analysis showed that seropositivity was associated with eating while working (OR = 7.14; 95% CI: 1.91–26.72; P = 0.003) and consumption of duck meat (OR = 5.43; 95% CI: 1.43–20.54; P = 0.01).No association between seropositivity to T. gondii and occupational exposure to animals was found. However, risk factors for infection found should be taken into account to reduce the exposure to T. gondii.

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