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Toxoplasmosis is caused by Toxoplasma infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) categorizes it as a “Neglected Parasitic Infection” and is targeting it for public health action. Although most infected individuals experience few symptoms, it can be deadly.

The complex life cycle of Toxoplasma gondii. (Modulation of innate immunity by Toxoplasma gondii virulence effectors. Christopher A. Hunter & L. David Sibley. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 10, 766—778 (November 2012). doi:10.1038/nrmicro2858)


Additional Resources

CDC Parasites — Toxoplasmosis

Listen to Dr. Dubey discuss his work on toxoplasmosis and his induction into the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service Hall of Fame (.mp4 or .wmv video, 4:47 minutes)