Toxoplasmosis in a Hawaiian Monk Seal (Monachus schauinslandi )

  title={Toxoplasmosis in a Hawaiian Monk Seal (Monachus schauinslandi )},
  author={Shelley P. Honnold and Robert C. Braun and Dana P Scott and Chirukandoth Sreekumar and Jitender P. Dubey},
  booktitle={The Journal of parasitology},
Toxoplasma gondii infection in marine mammals is intriguing and indicative of contamination of the ocean environment with oocysts. T. gondii was identified in a Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) that had visceral and cerebral lesions. Tachyzoites were found in the lymph nodes, spleen, diaphragm, heart, adrenal glands, and brain. A few tissue cysts were found in sections of the cerebrum. The diagnosis was confirmed serologically, by immunohistochemical staining with T. gondii-specific… 
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