Screening for toxoplasmosis during pregnancy: the situation in Belgium.

Anne Naessens

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In Belgium, 51% of pregnant women have antibodies
against Toxoplasma gondii. This situation is unfavorable, as
it is a region where the prevalence of the infection is rather
high and half of all pregnant women are still susceptible. In
Belgium, a high incidence of this disease can thus be
The estimated incidence of primary toxoplasmosis in
pregnant women is 8.5/1000. At least 2/1000 neonates will
be born with congenital toxoplasmosis [1]. This high prevalence
necessitates a systematic strategy for the prevention of
congenital toxoplasmosis.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue numberArch Pediatr
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • Toxoplasmose
  • congenital infection
  • prevention
  • epidemiology
  • screening


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