High levels of congenital transmission of Toxoplasma gondii in a commercial sheep flock.

@article{Duncanson2001HighLO,
  title={High levels of congenital transmission of Toxoplasma gondii in a commercial sheep flock.},
  author={P Duncanson and Rebecca S Terry and Judith E. Smith and Geoff Hide},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  year={2001},
  volume={31 14},
  pages={1699-703}
}
Our current understanding of congenital transmission of Toxoplasma gondii from ewe to lamb dictates that infection frequently results in abortion and the death of the developing foetus, that the birth of live infected lambs occurs rarely and that the cat is the predominant source of infection in ewes. Using direct polymerase chain reaction detection of T. gondii, we report high levels of congenital transmission occurring in a commercially managed sheep flock. We sampled foetal-derived placental… CONTINUE READING

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