An outbreak of toxoplasmosis in squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus) in South Korea.

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Summary of "An outbreak of toxoplasmosis in squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus) in South Korea."

Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is an intracellular protozoan parasite that can infect warm-blooded animals including humans. New World monkeys, such as squirrel monkeys, are more susceptible to T. gondii than Old World monkeys, often developing fatal disease.


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Name: Journal of medical primatology
ISSN: 1600-0684


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