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The sero-prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in British marine mammals.

Conservation Ecology Research Team, Institute of Environmental Sustainability, School of Environment and Society, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, UK.
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (Impact Factor: 1.57). 04/2009; 104(2):296-8. DOI: 10.1590/S0074-02762009000200024
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT Serum samples from 101 stranded or bycatch cetaceans from British waters were screened for Toxoplasma gondii-specific antibodies using the Sabin Feldman Dye Test. Relatively high seropositivity was recorded in short-beaked Delphinus delphis and this study presents the first documented case of Toxoplasma in a humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae.

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