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1 April 2004 Serologic Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in Field Mice, Microtus fortis, From Yuanjiang, Hunan Province, People's Republic of China
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Antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii were investigated in serum samples of field mice, Microtus fortis, from Yuanjiang, Hunan Province, People's Republic of China. The modified agglutination test (MAT) incorporating formalin-fixed whole tachyzoites and mercaptoethanol was used to determine antibodies. Antibodies to T. gondii (MAT ≥ 1:20) were found in 36 (29%) of 124 trapped mice. The antibody titers of positive sera (percentage in parentheses) were 1:20 (8.9), 1:40 (3.2), 1:80 (3.2), 1:160 (1.6), 1:320 (1.6), 1:640 (1.6), 1:1,280 (1.6), 1: 2,560 (0.8), and >1:2,560 (6.5). No antibody to T. gondii was found in 104 sera of laboratory-bred M. fortis infected with Schistosoma japonicum between 1 and 45 days after infection.
S. Y. Zhang, S. F. Jiang, Y. Y. He, C. E. Pan, M. Zhu and M. X. Wei "Serologic Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in Field Mice, Microtus fortis, From Yuanjiang, Hunan Province, People's Republic of China," Journal of Parasitology 90(2), (1 April 2004). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-168R
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