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1 October 2014 Prevalence of Antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in South Korean Wild Boar (Sus scrofa coreanus)
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Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite and a commonly encountered pathogen in humans and animals. The wild boar (Sus scrofa coreanus) is considered a good indicator when monitoring environmental contamination by T. gondii. We surveyed the prevalence of antibodies against T. gondii in wild boars from South Korea. Blood samples were collected from 426 wild boars captured in eight provinces of South Korea during the hunting seasons in 2008–12. Antibodies against T. gondii were detected using an indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in samples from 152 of boars, indicating an overall antibody prevalence of 36% (95% confidence interval = 31–40%).

Wildlife Disease Association 2014
Wooseog Jeong, Hachung Yoon, Yong Kwan Kim, Oun-kyong Moon, Do-Soon Kim, and Dong-Jun An "Prevalence of Antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in South Korean Wild Boar (Sus scrofa coreanus)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50(4), (1 October 2014). https://doi.org/10.7589/2013-03-077
Received: 29 March 2013; Accepted: 1 March 2014; Published: 1 October 2014
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