Santa Maria confirms 460 cases of toxoplasmosis
Another 166 cases are under investigation;main suspicion is that water from artesian wells is contaminated by the disease
City Hall had confirmed outbreak of disease in AprilAndré Campos / Santa Maria City HallThe Rio Grande do Sul Health Department reported 1,116 cases of toxoplasmosis in the municipality of Santa Maria.Of these, at least 460 were confirmed for the disease;140 were discarded;and 166 are still under investigation.Learn more: Santa Maria has outbreak of toxoplasmosis, confirms city hallLast Friday (25), municipal, state and federal authorities met to discuss the outbreak.The meeting was attended by representatives from the Brazilian office of the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is already working to assist with research.Analyzed waterAccording to the secretary, the first batch of water samples sent for analysis in the laboratory of the State University of Londrina showed negative results for the presence of Toxoplasma gonddi protozoan DNA.The batch includes samples collected at the Riograndense Sanitation Company treatment plant and at residences in ...
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