Exposure to Toxoplasma gondii in Galapagos Penguins (Spheniscus mendiculus) and flightless cormorants (Phalacrocorax harrisi) in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

@article{Deem2010ExposureTT,
  title={Exposure to Toxoplasma gondii in Galapagos Penguins (Spheniscus mendiculus) and flightless cormorants (Phalacrocorax harrisi) in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.},
  author={Sharon L. Deem and Jane Merkel and Lora Rickard Ballweber and F{\'e}lix Hern{\'a}n Vargas and Marilyn B Cruz and Patricia G Parker},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={1005-11}
}
Toxoplasma gondii is one of the most common protozoan parasites of humans and warm-blooded animals. Members of the family Felidae are the only definitive hosts of this parasite and, thus, important in the epidemiology of the disease. Previous studies on Pacific islands have found T. gondii infections in a number of avian species where domestic cats (Felis catus) have been introduced. Little is known about T. gondii in the Galapagos Islands, although introduced domestic cats in the archipelago… CONTINUE READING

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