Serosurvey for Toxoplasma gondii in arctic foxes and possible sources of infection in the high Arctic of Svalbard.

  title={Serosurvey for Toxoplasma gondii in arctic foxes and possible sources of infection in the high Arctic of Svalbard.},
  author={Kristin Wear Prestrud and Kjetil {\AA}sbakk and Eva Fuglei and Torill M\ork and Audun Stien and Erik Ropstad and Morten Tryland and Geir Wing Gabrielsen and Christian Lydersen and Kit Maureen Kovacs and Maarten J. J. E. Loonen and Kjetil Sagerup and Antti Oksanen},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  volume={150 1-2},
Samples (blood or tissue fluid) from 594 arctic foxes (Alopex lagopus), 390 Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus), 361 sibling voles (Microtus rossiaemeridionalis), 17 walruses (Odobenus rosmarus), 149 barnacle geese (Branta leucopsis), 58 kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla), and 27 glaucous gulls (Larus hyperboreus) from Svalbard and nearby waters were assayed for antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii using a direct agglutination test. The proportion of seropositive animals was 43% in… CONTINUE READING


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