Coastal freshwater runoff is a risk factor for Toxoplasma gondii infection of southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis).

  title={Coastal freshwater runoff is a risk factor for Toxoplasma gondii infection of southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis).},
  author={Mark Andrew Miller and Ian Andrew Gardner and Christine Kreuder and Dave M Paradies and Karen R Worcester and David A. Jessup and Erin Dodd and Michael D. Harris and Jack A. Ames and Andrea E Packham and Patricia A. Conrad},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  volume={32 8},
The association among anthropogenic environmental disturbance, pathogen pollution and the emergence of infectious diseases in wildlife has been postulated, but not always well supported by epidemiologic data. Specific evidence of coastal contamination of the marine ecosystem with the zoonotic protozoan parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, and extensive infection of southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) along the California coast was documented by this study. To investigate the extent of exposure… CONTINUE READING
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