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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 11, Issue 3, Pages 139-145
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10647440300025512

Toxoplasmosis-Related Knowledge and Practices Among Pregnant Women in the United States

1Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop F-22, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta 30341-3724, GA, USA
2Acute Disease Investigation and Control Section, Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis, MN, USA
3Department of Research, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, DC, USA

Received 5 May 2003; Accepted 30 July 2003

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