Exposure to toxoplasma gondii in marine otters (Lontra felina) and domestic cats (Felis catus) in an arid environment in Chile

Carlos Calvo-Mac, Arno C. Gutleb, Servane Contal, Vannessa Ilukewitsch, Claudia Muñoz-Zanzi, Gonzalo Medina-Vogel

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)962-964
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of wildlife diseases
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Our research was supported and ethical approved by Regular Research Project from Universidad Andrés Bello and FONDECYT 1171417. We acknowledge the help of Pamela Belen Lepe, René Monsalve, and Beatriz Porras for important help during field work and Sebastien Cambier for laboratory work.

Funding Information:
Our research was supported and ethical approved by Regular Research Project from Universidad Andr? s Bello and FONDECYT 1171417. We acknowledge the help of Pamela Belen Lepe, Ren? Monsalve, and Beatriz Porras for important help during field work and Sebastien Cambier for laboratory work.

Publisher Copyright:
© Wildlife Disease Association 2020.

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

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