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1 April 2002 Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii Antibodies in Sera of Domestic Cats From Guarulhos and São Paulo, Brazil
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Antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii were determined in serum samples of 502 domestic cats from Brazil by the modified agglutination test (MAT), using formalin-fixed whole tachyzoites and mercaptoethanol. Antibodies (MAT ≥ 1:20) were found in 132 (26.3%) of 502 cats. With respect to origin, antibodies were found in 26.7% of 430 stray cats from São Paulo, 10% of 40 stray cats from Guarulhos, and 40.6% of 32 cats from a cat breeder in São Paulo. Antibody titers were: 1:20 in 10 cats, 1:25 in 40 cats, 1:50 in 73 cats, and ≥1:500 in 9 cats. Exposure rates of T. gondii in cats from São Paulo, Brazil are similar to that in domestic cats in North America.

J. C R. Silva, S. M. Gennari, A. M A. Ragozo, V. R. Amajones, C. Magnabosco, L. E O. Yai, J. S. Ferreira-Neto, and J. P. Dubey "Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii Antibodies in Sera of Domestic Cats From Guarulhos and São Paulo, Brazil," Journal of Parasitology 88(2), 419-420, (1 April 2002). https://doi.org/10.1645/0022-3395(2002)088[0419:POTGAI]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 April 2002
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