Toxoplasma gondii Infections in Chickens (Gallus domesticus): Prevalence, Clinical Disease, Diagnosis and Public Health Significance

@article{Dubey2010ToxoplasmaGI,
  title={Toxoplasma gondii Infections in Chickens (Gallus domesticus): Prevalence, Clinical Disease, Diagnosis and Public Health Significance},
  author={Jitender P Dubey},
  journal={Zoonoses and Public Health},
  year={2010},
  volume={57}
}
  • J. Dubey
  • Published 1 February 2010
  • Biology
  • Zoonoses and Public Health
Chickens are considered one of the most important hosts in the epidemiology of Toxoplasma gondii infection because they are an efficient source of infection for cats that excrete the environmentally resistant oocysts and because humans may become infected with this parasite after eating undercooked infected chicken meat. The objective of this study is to review worldwide prevalence of T. gondii infection in chickens and to assess the role of infected chickens in the epidemiology of… 
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