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The prevalence of serum antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in Ontario mammals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  667705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The prevalence of seropositive reactions to Toxoplasma gondii was studied in farm animals, companion animals, wild rodents and birds. Of the animals tested, 17% of cattle, 65% of sheep, 45% of pigs, 9% of horses, 33% of dogs and 20% of cats were seropositive by the Sabin-Feldman dye test. In addition 11% of mice (Mus musculus), 5% of deer mice (Peromyscus), 3% of rats (Rattus norvegicus) and less than 2% of sparrows (Passer domestcus) were seropositive. All samples from short-tailed field mice (Microtus pennsylvanicus), squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis), chipmunks (Tamias striatus), meadow jumping mice (Zapus hudsonius) and starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) were seronegative. The significance of these findings in relation to the epizootiology of toxoplasmosis in Ontario is discussed.
Authors:
I R Tizard; J Harmeson; C H Lai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of comparative medicine. Revue canadienne de médecine comparée     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0008-4050     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. J. Comp. Med.     Publication Date:  1978 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-09-25     Completed Date:  1978-09-25     Revised Date:  2010-09-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151747     Medline TA:  Can J Comp Med     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Animals, Domestic / immunology
Animals, Wild / immunology
Antibodies / analysis*
Birds / immunology
Cats
Cattle
Dogs
Horses
Humans
Mammals / immunology*
Ontario
Rats
Rodentia / immunology
Sheep
Swine
Toxoplasma / immunology*
Toxoplasmosis / transmission*
Zoonoses
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies
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