Seasonal variations in acute toxoplasmosis in pregnant women in the Rhone-Alpes region (France)
Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 05/09/2012
Morin L et al. – To search for seasonal variations we analysed data on 1,998 acute toxoplasmic infections diagnosed between 1988 and 2009 in pregnant women. Two distinctive transmission profiles were observed: one in rural areas which was strongly influenced by seasons, with significantly fewer infections in the first half of the year but maximal risks at the end of summer and end of fall, and a stable urban distribution with only moderate peaks.