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Toxoplasmosis in Wild and Domestic Animals

Authors
  • Lindsay, David S.
  • Dubey, Jitender P.
Type
Book
Journal
Toxoplasma Gondii
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Pages
193–215
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-396481-6.00006-4
ISBN: 978-0-12-396481-6
Source
Elsevier
Keywords
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Abstract

As a parasite that is able to infect numerous animal species,Toxoplasma gondii is widely distributed in wild and domestic animals, and infections in humans probably initially occurred with the domestication of animals. This chapter reviews the epidemiology and prevalence of toxoplasmosis in wildlife, zoos and domesticated animals.

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