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Toxoplasmosis in wild mammals from the Czech Republic.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9249693     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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 > or = 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.
K Hejlícek; I Literák; J Nezval
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wildlife diseases     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0090-3558     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Wildl. Dis.     Publication Date:  1997 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-01-14     Completed Date:  1998-01-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0244160     Medline TA:  J Wildl Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  480-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
VEDIA, Private Veterinary Laboratory, Strakonice, Czech Republic.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Wild / parasitology*
Antibodies, Protozoan / blood
Artiodactyla / parasitology
Arvicolinae / parasitology
Carnivora / parasitology
Czech Republic / epidemiology
Disease Reservoirs
Insectivora / parasitology
Lagomorpha / parasitology
Mammals / parasitology*
Rodent Diseases / epidemiology
Rural Health
Suburban Health
Swine Diseases / epidemiology
Toxoplasma / immunology,  isolation & purification
Toxoplasmosis, Animal / epidemiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Protozoan

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