Exposure to Toxoplasma gondii in Marine Otters (Lontra felina) and Domestic Cats (Felis catus) in an Arid Environment in Chile

01/10/2020

Authors

C. Calvo-Mac, A. C. Gutleb, S. Contal, V. Ilukewitsch, C. Muñoz-Zanzi, and G. Medina-Vogel

Reference

Journal of wildlife diseases, vol. 56, no. 4, pp. 962-964, 2020

Description

Toxoplasma gondii is a worldwidedistributed protozoon that infects warm-blooded animals. We determined T. gondii exposure in one marine otter (Lontra felina) and four domestic cats (Felis catus) along the northern and central coast of Chile, indicating a low seroprevalence of 5% (1/19) and 8% (4/50) respectively, likely related to arid environment.

Link

doi:10.7589/2019-10-269

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