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Outbreak of Toxoplasmosis Associated with Ingestion of Venison

Recently, ProMED reported an outbreak of severe febrile illness 5 days following ingestion of venison (http://www.promedmail.org/post/20171026.5405515 )  In the absence of gastrointestinal symptoms, these features are compatible with only a handful of infectious diseases. In 1980, a similar outbreak among American hunters was ascribed to acute toxoplasmosis. [1] The decision support module in Gideon (http://www.GideonOnline.com) also assigns a high ranking to toxoplasmosis.

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1. Sacks JJ, Delgado DG, Lobel HO, Parker RL: Toxoplasmosis infection associated with eating undercooked venison. Am J Epidemiol. 1983; 118(6): 832-8; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6650484

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