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Toxoplasma gondii in Circumpolar People and Wildlife.
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PMID:  21995261     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Despite extensive worldwide surveillance in populations of both people and wildlife, relatively little is known about Toxoplasma gondii ecology in the circumpolar north. Many northern animals and people demonstrate exposure to T. gondii, but the apparent low densities of domestic or wild felids suggest that additional transmission mechanisms are responsible for T. gondii persistence in high latitudes, whether remote source (from another region), vertical, or dietary. People in these northern communities who practice subsistence hunting might have an increased infection risk due to traditional food preparation techniques and frequent handling of wild game. Recent advances in T. gondii genotyping, understanding of host-parasite relationships, and increased human and wildlife surveillance will help to address knowledge gaps about parasite evolution, distribution, and abundance throughout the Arctic and Subarctic.
Stacey A Elmore; Emily J Jenkins; Kathryn P Huyvaert; Lydden Polley; J Jeffrey Root; Chester G Moore
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vector borne and zoonotic diseases (Larchmont, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1557-7759     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100965525     Medline TA:  Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1 Department of Veterinary Microbiology, University of Saskatchewan , Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
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