The One Health Approach to Toxoplasmosis: Epidemiology, Control, and Prevention Strategies

A. Alonso Aguirre, Travis Longcore, Michelle Barbieri, Haydee Dabritz, Dolores Hill, Patrice N. Klein, Christopher Lepczyk, Emily L. Lilly, Rima McLeod, Judith Milcarsky, Caroline E. Murphy, Chunlei Su, Elizabeth VanWormer, Robert H Yolken, Grant C. Sizemore

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Abstract

One Health is a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort that seeks optimal health for people, animals, plants, and the environment. Toxoplasmosis, caused by Toxoplasma gondii, is an intracellular protozoan infection distributed worldwide, with a heteroxenous life cycle that practically affects all homeotherms and in which felines act as definitive reservoirs. Herein, we review the natural history of T. gondii, its transmission and impacts in humans, domestic animals, wildlife both terrestrial and aquatic, and ecosystems. The epidemiology, prevention, and control strategies are reviewed, with the objective of facilitating awareness of this disease and promoting transdisciplinary collaborations, integrative research, and capacity building among universities, government agencies, NGOs, policy makers, practicing physicians, veterinarians, and the general public.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEcoHealth
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Toxoplasmosis
Toxoplasma
epidemiology
Epidemiology
Protozoan Infections
Capacity Building
Government Agencies
Veterinarians
animal
Felidae
Domestic Animals
capacity building
Life Cycle Stages
Natural History
Administrative Personnel
nongovernmental organization
Ecosystem
life cycle
Physicians
ecosystem

Keywords

  • Integrative research
  • One Health
  • Toxoplasma gondii
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Transdisciplinarity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Aguirre, A. A., Longcore, T., Barbieri, M., Dabritz, H., Hill, D., Klein, P. N., ... Sizemore, G. C. (2019). The One Health Approach to Toxoplasmosis: Epidemiology, Control, and Prevention Strategies. EcoHealth. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10393-019-01405-7

The One Health Approach to Toxoplasmosis : Epidemiology, Control, and Prevention Strategies. / Aguirre, A. Alonso; Longcore, Travis; Barbieri, Michelle; Dabritz, Haydee; Hill, Dolores; Klein, Patrice N.; Lepczyk, Christopher; Lilly, Emily L.; McLeod, Rima; Milcarsky, Judith; Murphy, Caroline E.; Su, Chunlei; VanWormer, Elizabeth; Yolken, Robert H; Sizemore, Grant C.

In: EcoHealth, 01.01.2019.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Aguirre, AA, Longcore, T, Barbieri, M, Dabritz, H, Hill, D, Klein, PN, Lepczyk, C, Lilly, EL, McLeod, R, Milcarsky, J, Murphy, CE, Su, C, VanWormer, E, Yolken, RH & Sizemore, GC 2019, 'The One Health Approach to Toxoplasmosis: Epidemiology, Control, and Prevention Strategies', EcoHealth. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10393-019-01405-7
Aguirre, A. Alonso ; Longcore, Travis ; Barbieri, Michelle ; Dabritz, Haydee ; Hill, Dolores ; Klein, Patrice N. ; Lepczyk, Christopher ; Lilly, Emily L. ; McLeod, Rima ; Milcarsky, Judith ; Murphy, Caroline E. ; Su, Chunlei ; VanWormer, Elizabeth ; Yolken, Robert H ; Sizemore, Grant C. / The One Health Approach to Toxoplasmosis : Epidemiology, Control, and Prevention Strategies. In: EcoHealth. 2019.
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