Beyond the disease: Is Toxoplasma gondii infection causing population declines in the eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus)?

@inproceedings{Fancourt2014BeyondTD,
  title={Beyond the disease: Is Toxoplasma gondii infection causing population declines in the eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus)?},
  author={Bronwyn A. Fancourt and Stewart C. Nicol and Clare E. Hawkins and Menna E. Jones and Chris N. Johnson},
  booktitle={International journal for parasitology. Parasites and wildlife},
  year={2014}
}
Disease is often considered a key threat to species of conservation significance. For some, it has resulted in localised extinctions and declines in range and abundance. However, for some species, the assertion that a disease poses a significant threat of extinction is based solely on correlative or anecdotal evidence, often inferred from individual clinical case reports. While a species' susceptibility to a disease may be demonstrated in a number of individuals, investigations rarely extend to… CONTINUE READING

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