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Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in small mammals from the Ardennes region, France.

Abstract

Serum samples from 218 small mammals trapped in forest and grassland in the Ardennes region (North-eastern France) were tested for antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii. Using the modified agglutination test, positive results were found in 4/92 Apodemus sp., 3/64 Clethrionomys glareolus, 0/26 Microtus agrestis, 0/4 Micromys minutus, 3/5 Sorex sp., 2/9 Arvicola terrestris, and 7/18 Talpa europaea. Toxoplasma gondii was not isolated from the heart of seropositive individuals after bioassay in mice. Seroprevalence was significantly higher in large fossorial mammals living in grassland than in small forest mammals, probably related to ecological factors.
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hal-00373506 , version 1 (06-04-2009)

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  • HAL Id : hal-00373506 , version 1
  • PUBMED : 18303774

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Eve Afonso, Marie-Lazarine Poulle, Mélissa Lemoine, Isabelle Villena, Laurence Voutquenne-Nazabadioko, et al.. Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in small mammals from the Ardennes region, France.. Folia Parasitologica, 2007, 54 (4), pp.313-4. ⟨hal-00373506⟩
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