Prevalence of antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii in pets and their owners in Shandong province, Eastern China

@inproceedings{Cong2018PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii in pets and their owners in Shandong province, Eastern China},
  author={Wei Cong and Hany M. Elsheikha and Na Zhou and Peng Peng and Songting Qin and Qing-feng Meng and Ai-dong Qian},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2018}
}
BACKGROUND Pet ownership in China has been steadily increasing over recent years. However, the risk of pet-associated zoonotic infection with the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii remains poorly defined. METHODS In a cross-sectional survey, we have determined the seroprevalence of T. gondii infection in pet dogs and cats, and pet owners. Serum samples were collected from 360 pets and 460 corresponding pet owners between March 2016 to June 2017, from Shandong province, eastern China. Sera… CONTINUE READING
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