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9 October 2019 High Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in an Urban Caracal (Caracal caracal) Population in South Africa
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We investigated Toxoplasmosis gondii antibody seroprevalence in free-ranging caracals (Caracal caracal) in Cape Town, South Africa, from 2014 to 2017. Seropositivity was 83% (24/ 29), which is substantially higher than that detected in sympatric feral domestic cat (Felis catus) populations. The impact of this pathogen on local human and wildlife communities may be of concern.

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Laurel E. K. Serieys, Kenneth Hammond-Aryee, Jacqueline Bishop, Joleen Broadfield, M. Justin O'Riain, and Paul D. van Helden "High Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in an Urban Caracal (Caracal caracal) Population in South Africa," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 55(4), 951-953, (9 October 2019). https://doi.org/10.7589/2018-09-229
Received: 25 September 2018; Accepted: 1 November 2018; Published: 9 October 2019
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