Detection of Toxoplasma gondii DNA in horse meat from supermarkets in France and performance evaluation of two serological tests

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Aroussi Abdelkrim ; Vignoles Philippe ; Dalmay François ; Wimel Laurence ; Dardé Marie-Laure ; Mercier Aurélien ; Ajzenberg Daniel (2015)
  • Publisher: EDP Sciences
  • Journal: Parasite, volume 22 (issn: 1776-1042, eissn: 1776-1042)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4374124, doi: 10.1051/parasite/2015014
  • Subject: Research Article | RC109-216 | Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay | Modified agglutination test | Infectious and parasitic diseases | Horse meat | Magnetic-capture polymerase chain reaction | Toxoplasma gondii
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | parasitic diseases

In France, some cases of severe toxoplasmosis have been linked to the consumption of horse meat that had been imported from the American continent where atypical strains of Toxoplasma gondii are more common than in Europe. Many seroprevalence studies are presented in th... View more
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