project . 2021 - 2022 . Closed

Improving diagnostics for toxoplasmosis to support public health interventions

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: NE/V019309/1
  • Funded under: NERC Funder Contribution: 10,268 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    31 May 2021
    End Date
    30 May 2022
Description
BBSRC : Gregory Milne : BB/M009513/1 Toxoplasmosis is caused by the globally ubiquitous zoonotic protozoan parasite Toxoplama gondii. T. gondii accounts for approximately 190,000 cases of congenital disease in humans each year in addition to exerting a substantial economic burden on agriculture, as a leading cause of spontaneous abortions in small ruminants. Moreover, immunosuppressed human patients are at high risk of reactivation of latent infection and severe, often lethal, disease. Increasing evidence also suggests that T. gondii may be responsible for a considerable burden of neurological disease, including affective disorders like schizophrenia. T. gondii ...
Description
BBSRC : Gregory Milne : BB/M009513/1 Toxoplasmosis is caused by the globally ubiquitous zoonotic protozoan parasite Toxoplama gondii. T. gondii accounts for approximately 190,000 cases of congenital disease in humans each year in addition to exerting a substantial economic burden on agriculture, as a leading cause of spontaneous abortions in small ruminants. Moreover, immunosuppressed human patients are at high risk of reactivation of latent infection and severe, often lethal, disease. Increasing evidence also suggests that T. gondii may be responsible for a considerable burden of neurological disease, including affective disorders like schizophrenia. T. gondii ...
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