Does the March of Dimes support research on toxoplasmosis in pregnancy?
The March of Dimes has long supported research aimed at finding better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat toxoplasmosis in pregnant women and newborns. For example, a March of Dimes grantee is investigating the interactions between Toxoplasma proteins and immune system proteins. The study will provide insight into how the parasite evades destruction by the immune system and causes infection. The goal of this study is to develop: • A vaccine to prevent the infection in pregnant women • Drug treatment to prevent birth defects in babies of infected women back to top For more information Read the fact sheet provided by the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS).