Toxoplasmosis in wild and domestic animals from the Botucatu area (São Paulo, Brazil)

Ednir Salata Elizaide L. A. Yoshida Elói A. Pereira Fernando M. A. Corrêa About the authors

Sera from 47 Cannis familiaris, 9 Felis cattus, 64 Didelphis marsupialis, 9 Dasypus novemcinctus, 4 Cabassous tatouay and 29 Rattus rat- tus were examined for anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies by the indirect immunofluorescence reaction. Only two species were positives: C. familiaris (63.8%) and D.m. aurita (4.7%). For a better knowledge of the importance of the various animals species in toxoplasmosis dissemination the Authors suggest further researchs on this subject.

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