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, Gonzalo Medina-Vogel, Vannessa Ilukewitsch, Claudia Muñoz-Zanzi

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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
Pages (from-to)962-964
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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