Kenneth W Walls

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Six cows and 6 calves were each inoculated with 100 or 100,000 Toxoplasma gondii oocysts. Serum samples were analyzed, using the Sabin-Feldman dye test (DT), indirect hemagglutination test, latex agglutination test, and the modified direct agglutination test (MAT). Antibody titers in cows were lower than in calves. In the cows, DT titers increased briefly(More)
The Waorani Indians of eastern Ecuador provide a unique opportunity for studying exposure of an isolated human population to various infectious disease agents. Using serologic tests to determine antibody prevalence, skin test data, and stool examination for parasites, we have been able to construct a profile of infectious diseases which are endemic, and(More)
The reversed enzyme-labelled antigen immunoassay (R-EIA), based on the capture of serum immunoglobulin M antibodies (IgM) and subsequent addition of Toxoplasma gondii soluble antigen tagged with peroxidase and substrate, was evaluated comparatively with the IgM-indirect immunofluorescence test (IgM-IIF) for the detection of anti-toxoplasma IgM antibodies in(More)
A commercial latex agglutination test for detecting immunoglobulin G antibody to Toxoplasma gondii, the Syn-Kit Toxotest MT, was evaluated in two laboratories against the Sabin-Feldman dye test, the indirect immunofluorescence test, and FIAX. The Toxotest MT was found easy to perform and required no special equipment or training. The latex test was more(More)