Acute primary toxoplasmosis in travelers returning from endemic countries

J Travel Med. 2012 Jan-Feb;19(1):57-60. doi: 10.1111/j.1708-8305.2011.00564.x. Epub 2011 Oct 12.


Fourteen cases of toxoplasmosis in immunocompetent travelers who visited high prevalence countries are described. This represents the first series of toxoplasmosis in returned travelers from North America, substantiating the need to consider toxoplasmosis in returned travelers who present with non-specific symptoms, especially fever, lymphadenopathy, and fatigue.

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Endemic Diseases / statistics & numerical data*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • North America / epidemiology
  • Toxoplasmosis / epidemiology*
  • Travel*
  • Young Adult