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1 July 1997 TOXOPLASMOSIS IN WILD MAMMALS FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC
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The prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii was determined in wild mammals in the Czech Republic from 1981 to 1990. The biological prevalence of T. gondii was <1% in insectivores (n = 578), 12% in carnivores (n = 112), 1% in rodents except muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus) (n = 5,163), 24% in muskrats (n = 437), 5% in lagomorphs (n = 293), 0% in ruminants (n = 456), and 2% in wild boars (Sus scrofa) (n = 136). The seroprevalence (Sabin-Feldman dye test, titre ≥ 1:4) of T. gondii was 15% in ruminants (n = 421), and 15% in wild boars (n = 124). Antibodies to T. gondii also were found in four of 10 carnivores. Toxoplasmosis is a common infection in wild mammals from the Czech Republic, but its prevalence varies considerable according to taxonomic groups and different localities where wild mammals live.

Hejlíček, Literák, and Nezval: TOXOPLASMOSIS IN WILD MAMMALS FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Karel Hejlíček, Ivan Literák, and Jiří Nezval "TOXOPLASMOSIS IN WILD MAMMALS FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 33(3), 480-485, (1 July 1997). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-33.3.480
Received: 17 September 1996; Published: 1 July 1997
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