Serological Survey of Toxoplasma gondii Infection in the Domestic Goose (Anser domestica) in Southern China.
Summary of "Serological Survey of Toxoplasma gondii Infection in the Domestic Goose (Anser domestica) in Southern China."
Summary In the present study, the antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in 191 farm-bred and 83 house-bred geese (Anser domestica) were assessed for the prevalence of T. gondii infection in southern China with the modified agglutination test. Antibodies to T. gondii (MAT >/= 1 : 5) were found in 27 (14.14%) of farm-bred geese and 14 (16.87%) of house-bred geese. Geese infected with T. gondii may be a source of T. gondii infection for humans and cats.
College of Veterinary Medicine, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Zoonoses and public health
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20707861
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1863-2378.2010.01349.x
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