A survey of Neospora caninum and Toxoplasma gondii infection in urban rodents from Brazil.

@article{Muradian2012ASO,
  title={A survey of Neospora caninum and Toxoplasma gondii infection in urban rodents from Brazil.},
  author={Vanessa Muradian and Leandra Ribeiro Ferreira and Estela Gallucci Lopes and Patricia de Oliveira Esmerini and Hilda F J Pena and Rodrigo Martins Soares and Solange Maria Gennari},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2012},
  volume={98 1},
  pages={128-34}
}
Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite that infects humans and other warm-blooded animals; it uses feral and domestic cats as the definitive hosts. Neospora caninum is a protozoan parasite of animals whose life cycle is very similar to T. gondii but uses canids as definitive hosts. Small rodents play an important role in the life cycle of T. gondii , and a few findings indicated that they may be natural intermediate hosts for N. caninum . The present study was aimed at identifying infections… CONTINUE READING