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1 April 2003 Ecologic Correlates of Toxoplasma gondii Exposure in Free-ranging Neotropical Mammals
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A serologic survey for Toxoplasma gondii in 18 free-ranging forest mammal species (n=456) in French Guiana was undertaken with a direct agglutination test. Serum antibody prevalence varied from 0–71%. The relationships between ecologic features of the species and seroprevalence were investigated. Terrestrial mammals were significantly more exposed to T. gondii than other mammals. This result is concordant with oral exposure to T. gondii related to ground dwelling behavior and/or carnivory.

de Thois, Demar, Aznar, and Carme: Ecologic Correlates of Toxoplasma gondii Exposure in Free-ranging Neotropical Mammals
Benoit de Thois, Magalie Demar, Christine Aznar, and Bernard Carme "Ecologic Correlates of Toxoplasma gondii Exposure in Free-ranging Neotropical Mammals," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 39(2), (1 April 2003). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-39.2.456
Received: 11 April 2002; Published: 1 April 2003
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